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Viennese Agate and Jeweled Asian TOTEM Vase

$12,850

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Masterfully handcrafted with clear influences of Chinese culture, this rare and unique agate and jeweled vase demonstrates Viennese command of the decorative arts. Crafted of carved and polished agate in a wonderful display of artistry, this intriguing piece is comprised of elegant silver gilt mounts bejeweled with brilliant specimens of turquoise, sapphire, topaz and emerald. The fascinating inspiration behind this elegant objet d’art appears to be the TOTEM poles associated with ancient Chinese culture, featuring Horn-like forms and an intricately carved face with shimmering diamond eyes. Though totems are most commonly associated with the native inhabitants of the Americas, the oldest discovered Chinese totems predate those crafted by Native Americans by millennia. Vienna emerged as one of the most important European centers for decorative arts beginning in the mid-19th century. The city’s prime location within the heart of the Holy Roman Empire allowed a unique infusion of artistic styles and techniques. This influx gave rise to a highly skilled force of Viennese artisans proficient in creating the finest objects crafted of silver, hardstones, jewels and enamel. To find such a distinctive and superior work of Viennese artistry, inspired by the cultures of the Far East, is extraordinary. circa 1860 Measures: 4 1/4" wide x 2 1/4" deep x 6" high.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 6 in. (15.24 cm)Width: 4.25 in. (10.8 cm)Depth: 2.25 in. (5.72 cm)
  • Style
    Other (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1860
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    New Orleans, LA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 30-62591stDibs: LU89117922253

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