Antique Silver Plated & Engraved Glass Comport Centerpiece 19th Century
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We are delighted to be able to offer for sale this fabulous antique silver plated centre comport with engraved glass table dated with the registration lozenge for 10th September 1854.
The circular saucer-shaped glass bowl is superbly etched with fruiting vines within leaf-shaped reserves and has a deep star cut base.
The pedestal is centred by a spherical knop which is chased and engraved with a band of flowerheads, the base is cast with a downswept band of acanthus leaves above outswept trefoil-capped scroll feet cast with anthemions, lozenge and dogtooth bands.
It is a lovely piece which will add really elegance and charm to any dining table. It is in superb condition as can be seen from our image gallery that is provided with this listing. Please take a few minutes to look through this and confirm the condition for yourself.
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Dimensions in cm:
Height 28 x Width 26 x Depth 26
Dimensions in inches:
Height 11 inches x Width 10 inches x Depth 10 inches
Angelica Kauffman, RA (1741 - 1807)
was a Swiss-born Austrian Neoclassical painter who had a successful career in London and Rome. Though born as "Kauffmann", Kauffman is the preferred spelling of her name in English; it is the form she herself used most in signing her correspondence, documents and paintings.
While Kauffman produced many types of art, she identified herself primarily as a history painter, an unusual designation for a woman artist in the 18th century. History painting, was considered the most elite and lucrative category in academic painting during this time period. Under the direction of Sir Joshua Reynolds, the Royal Academy made a strong effort to promote history painting to a native audience who were more interested in commissioning and buying portraits and landscapes.
Despite the popularity that Kauffman enjoyed in British society and her success as an artist, she was disappointed by the relative apathy that the British had towards history painting. Ultimately she left Britain for the continent, where history painting was better established, held in higher esteem and patronized.
The works of Angelica Kauffman have retained their reputation. By 1911, rooms decorated with her work were still to be seen in various quarters. At Hampton Court was a portrait of the duchess of Brunswick; in the National Portrait Gallery, a self-portrait. There were other pictures by her at Paris, at Dresden, in the Hermitage at St Petersburg, in the Alte Pinakothek atMunich, in Kadriorg Palace, Tallinn (Estonia).
is a hard and durable wood with a satinlike sheen, much used in cabinetmaking, especially in marquetry. It comes from two tropical trees of the family Rutaceae (rue family). East Indian or Ceylon satinwood is the yellowish or dark-brown heartwood of Chloroxylon swietenia.
The lustrous, fine-grained, usually figured wood is used for furniture, cabinetwork, veneers, and backs of brushes. West Indian satinwood, sometimes called yellow wood, is considered superior. It is the golden yellow, lustrous, even-grained wood found in the Florida Keys and the West Indies.
It has long been valued for furniture. It is also used for musical instruments, veneers, and other purposes. Satinwood is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Sapindales, family Rutaceae.
Our reference: 08909
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