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A pair of Viennese silver-gilt and enamelled vases
A pair of Viennese silver-gilt and enamelled vases

BY HERMANN BÖHM, CIRCA 1880

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A pair of Viennese silver-gilt and enamelled vases
By Hermann Böhm, Circa 1880
Decorated overall with reserves of figures in landscape within foliate scroll surrounds, each with an everted rim and waisted neck flanked by a pair of scrolled dragon handles, the body applied with a semi-precious stone-mounted band, on spreading foot, each stamped HB and A
18¾in. (47.5cm.) high (2)

Lot Essay

Formerly Politzer & Böhm, the firm of Viennese gold and silver makers, Hermann Böhm, was founded in 1866 and co-run by brothers Hermann, Hugo and Max. The company had an active foreign clientele, no doubt due to its participation at international exhibitions such as Vienna, in 1873 and Paris, in 1889, where its work was listed in the Catalogue Genéral Officiel as "Objets d'art de fantaisie, or, argent, email sur cuivre, en cristal de roche et en lapis lazuli.
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