Silver Austrian Centrepiece with Cherub and Round Glass Platter Dated 11-10-1900

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Silver Austrian tall centrepiece made in style of Historicism with original round glass platter.
Dedication visible: A topper/high hat, beneath it there is a date engraved, 10/XI 1900 which means 11-10-1900.

The stalk of centrepiece is stunningly manufactured: It is a lovely cherub (a sculptured figurine) holding the glass platter above its head. The figurine seizes leaves by left hand while it balances by right hand the platter which is attached at top piece. Additionally, cherub is based on tiered socle of square shape with a bulged area above where the mentioned dedication is visible within a locket. - The base stands on four feet shaped as acanthus scrolls/the surface of base is stunningly decorated with scrolls, flower's blossoms and acanthus leaves.
The glass platter, partially facet cut, is abundantly ornamented with stylized etched and cut patterns.

Dating: 11-10-1900.
Silver 800 (hallmarked by Austrian stamp 1872-1922 / so-said Diana's head mark).
Master's mark existing:
Victor Nuber (active in Vienna as from 1891 until 1903).
The silversmith was specialized in manufacturing handicraft products made of gold and silver, for example centrepieces, tea as well as coffee sets and items for ecclesiastical use.
Bibliography:
Waltraud Neuwirth, Wiener Gold-und Silberschmiede und ihre Punzen (Viennese gold, and silversmiths and their hallmarks), Vienna 1977, vol. 2 (L-Z), page 87.
Measures:
Height: 37.5 cm (14.76 inches).
Diameter of glass platter: 29.5 cm (11.61 inches).

Silver weight: 680 GRAMS (23.93 OZ).

Excellent quality.
cleaned and polished.
 

Details

  • Creator
    Victor Nuber (Manufacturer)
  • Of the Period
    Victorian
  • Place of Origin
    Austria
  • Condition
    Excellent. Cleaned and polished there aren't any damages existing.
  • Dimensions
    14.76 in. H
    37 cm H
  • Diameter
    11.61
  • Seller Location
    Vienna, Austria
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU101446293073
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