A German silver presentation stand with glass bowl
Munich, 1881, marked 'JW'
Formed as a caryatid figure on a stand, on four scroll and foliage feet, the domed circular base with presentation inscription above a chased anthemion and beaded band, with applied ribbon-tied oval cartouche inscribed with the initials 'DA', the stem a female figure in classical drapery holding aloft a laurel-garlanded urn with beaded and anthemion border, a cast cherub holding a ribbon kneeling on the rocky landscape at her feet, the glass bowl with Greek key border, marked on base, and with later Austro-Hungarian control mark
18in. (46cm.) high
The inscription reads, ZUR SILBERNEN HOCHZEIT 1881, GEWIDMET VON DEN FAMILIEN FEICHLEITER EWUNDSCH HOPFE KUCHENHOF GEBHARDT STEUDEMANN TSCHEUKE GULDEN MECHWART