Western European Enamel

Paired enamel vases with mythological scenes

    Paired enamel vases with mythological scenes

    Austria, Vienna

    Late 19th century

    Bohm Hermann

    Silver, enamel; chasing, painting, champlevé enamel

    Height 46.5 cm (each)


    Ovoid shaped vases with two handles, thin throat and round base, in silver rim. The vases are painted with mythological scenes - Perseus holding Medusa's head, on pale pink background painted with butterflies and snails among scrolling foliage patterns, silver mounts applied with pierced and enamelled gryphons and masks among scrolling foliage patterns, with gryphon handles in bright enamel colours, maker's mark and town mark.