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A Viennese silver-gilt and bloodstone-mounted enamelled cup and cover
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A Viennese silver-gilt and bloodstone-mounted enamelled cup and cover

BY KARL RÖSSLER, CIRCA 1890

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A Viennese silver-gilt and bloodstone-mounted enamelled cup and cover
By Karl Rössler, Circa 1890
The circular spreading cover with conical finial, the ovoid flanked to each side by a handle surmounted by a sphinx, on circular spreading base and ball feet, stamped KR to cover and base
17¼in. (45cm.) high; 9¾in. (25cm.) wide

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One of the leading exponents of objets de vertu in the Renaissance Revival taste of the late nineteenth century, Karl Rössler described his speciality as "Kunstgewerbliche Gegenstände in Gold und Silber - Email und Antique Imitation" in an 1898 directory (W. Neuwirth, Lexikon Wiener Gold- und Silberschmiede unde ihre punzen 1867-1922, 1977, p. 152).

A smaller cup and cover by Rössler was sold Christie's London, 24 February 2000, lot 22.
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