Decorative Arts

Chandeliers, candelabras, Églomisé, Biedermeier glass goblets, inkstands, pistols, silver, candlesticks, porcelaine, arms, dagger, vases, mirror, mother of pearl etc.

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pair of cased percussion pistols

PAIR OF PERCUSSION-PISTOL’S IN ORIGINAL CASE
Lyon, circa 1860
Case signed: "Verney Jeune Succr de Gobert a Lyon"
Monogrammed: EC”, numbered: “1” and “2”
Length of pistols: 42 cm, 11, 5 calibre
Measure of the case: 46,5 x 26 x 9 cm

Ranft beaker, maner of Kothgasser

RANFT BEAKER with St. Stephan’s in Vienna
In the manner of Anton Kothgasser
Vienna circa 1870, height: 11 cm

Austrian rapier

AUSTRIAN OFFICER RAPIER
Austrian, circa 1825
Fire gilt brass, mother of pearl, blade 78 cm long.

Russian mocca service

SILVER MOCHA SERVICE

Russia, circa 1890.

paper weight Austriasilve rpaper weight hound, Vienna circa 1900silver paperweight Viennese

PAPER WEIGHT "HOUND"
Wenzel Brezina (active 1897-1918), Vienna circa 1900
Silver, onyx-base, height: 7 cm, width: 13,5 cm, depth: 6,5 cm

mother of pearl candle holder>mother of pearl candle holder

MOTHER OF PEARL CANDLEHOLDER WITH SILVER MOUNTINGS
Prague 1818
Length: 19 cm (with handle), mother of pearl, silver

pair of glass vases

PAIR OF GLASS GOBLETS WITH GOLD-PLATED MOUNTING AND "WEDGWOOD" MEDALLIONS 
France, End of 19th century
Height: 27 cm, width: 19 cm
Colourless glass, sides with diamond, facet and ridge cut décor, chiselled mounting with openwork edge, front and reverse featuring half-plastic depiction of an amourette on light blue ground, double handle with plastic laurel and acanthus leaves, stone plinth in front with medallions and decorative borders.

gingerbread boardsgingerbread boards in nut

THREE DIFFERENT GINGERBREAD BOARDS
Germany (?), 1st half of the 19th century and circa 1850
45,5 x 13,5 cm und 53 x 19,5 cm und 58,5 x 20 cm
On both sides carved solid nut wood.

Bohemian Biedermeier glassgoblet probably by Friedrich EgermannBohemian goblet

BOHEMIAN BIEDERMEIER GOBLET "Andenken von Wien"
probably by Friedrich Egermann (1777 Schluckenau -1864 Haida), North Bohemia circa 1840
Colourless glass, partial stained yellow, four cut glass medaillons, enamel painting in gold and black, four views of Vienna: "St. Stephan in Wien", "Der hohe Markt", "Karlskirche" and "Theseustempel".

pair of shotguns by Anton Mulacz, Vienna Austriapair of shotguns by anton Mulacz, Vienna Austria

A FINE PAIR OF BREECH-LOADING SHOTGUNS
Anton Mulacz, purveyor to the Austrian Court
Vienna circa 1880
Signed: „ANT. MULACZ IN WIEN no. 32“, numbered „1“ Nr. 3060 and „2“ Nr. 3061, monogrammed „MS“ with count's coronet
Length: 118 cm, barrel length: 76 cm, caliber 12, cartridge chamber 65 mm
Smooth, round and  damascened barrels, tangs finely engraved and numbered  en suite, walnut stocks.

Anton Mulacz mentioned in Vienna from 1860 to 1893, worked together with Karl Pirko for the Court of Vienna.

Literature: Hans Schedelmann: Die großen Büchsenmacher, Würzburg 1972, p. 289.

glass goblet with horse

BIEDERMEIER GOBLET with horse
attributed to Karl Pfohl (1826–1894)
Harrach’sche Hütte Neuwelt, Steinschönau, North Bohemia circa 1840, height: 13,3 cm
Colourless glass with red overlay, the facing side with cut image of a horse, the reverse side with seven cut lenses with dedication: „FÜR EDJ Emlék“.

Biedermeier glass goblet Karl Pfohl

BIEDERMEIER GOBLET with horse
attributed to Karl Pfohl (1826–1894)
Harrach’sche Hütte Neuwelt, Steinschönau, North Bohemia circa 1840, height: 14 cm
Colourless glass with blue overlay, the facing side with cut image of a horse and on the sides of vine branches, the reverse side with seven cut lenses.

songbird automationGerman songbird automatonSongbird automaton

A SONGBIRD AUTOMATON with original case
Germany circa 1900
Measures: height: 4,5 cm, width: 10,2 cm, depth: 5,7 cm
Measures case: height: 5,5 cm, width: 19 cm, depth: 13 cm
marks: half-moon, crown, 800 silver, musical mechanism in working order

porcelain cup with flowers

PORCELAIN CUP WITH FLOWERS
Porcelain manufactory Fürstenberg, circa 1830
Height: 9 cm (without handle) 

silver candlesticks

PAIR OF CANDLEHOLDER
Budapest 1824
Height: 20,8 cm, silver
Makers mark "Prantner"                        

umbrella stand

UMBRELLA STAND
Vienna circa 1880
Cast iron, green patinated, 73 x 54 x 30 cm

Austrian wall applique

PAIR OF WALL APPLIQUES
Jos. Zahn & Co, Vienna circa 1850
Brass, glass, mirror, height: 58 cm

Reisekassette Barock baroque writing casket

FINE WRITING CASKET
Probably Augsburg, circa 1740
Nut wood and other native hardwoods and fruitwoods, 19.6 x 56 x 30 cm
Longitudinal rectangular box with hinged lid, on all sides geometric marquetry. Interior with numerous compartments, closed by folding lids, on the front two shallow drawers with hidden spring mechanism. Partly gilded and engraved brass fittings and locks, brass side handles, inside original gold embossed wallpaper from Augsburg.

silver pitcher

SILVER WINE JUG
Mark of Graz (Austria) 1814, master mark “HF”, height: 21 cm

Biedermeier glass goblet

VARIOUS BIEDERMEIER GLASS GOBLETS
Bohemia, circa 1830 to 1850

dagger

HUNTING SWORD
Austria(?), circa 1760, length: 58 cm
Gilt brass, canines of ruminants, knife with etched and gilt hunting scenes.

mother of pearl oil lamp

MOTHER OF PEARL OIL LAMP
Vienna, circa 1830
Height: 15,5 cm, diameter: 14,5 cm
Veneered with mother of pearl, fire gilt bronze.


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UNUSUAL MOTHER OF PEARL CANDELABRA WITH LIGHT SCREEN IN FORM OF A SAILING BOAT WITH VIEW OF “Spinnerin am Kreuz”
Painting attributed to Christoph Mahlknecht (1787-1851), Vienna, circa 1830
Mother of pearl, fire gilt brass mountings, two-armed candelabra, one of two mother of pearl sails hand painted and inscribed “Spinnerin am Kreuz” (a monument in Vienna).
Height: 56 cm
The painting is probably by Christoph Mahlknecht (Vienna 1787-1851), a mother of pearl candelabra also with the painting of the „Spinnerin am Kreuz“ signed by him is in the Wien Museum in Vienna.
Viennese decorative arts of the Biedermeier period are characterized by special quality, especially the very popular decorative mother of pearl works; they were sold internationally as so-called "Galanteriewaaren" (gallantry products). At the Leipzig trade fair in 1830 this Viennese works of art were highly praised and it is also mentioned a light screen of mother of pearl in the form of a ship, which might be the present piece (Allgemeine Zeitung, 19.7.1830, Munich, no. 200, p. 362).

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SILVER GLOBE CUP
Carl Gustav Hallberg after Christoph Jamnitzer
Stockholm 1908
Silver, partly gilt, height: 63 cm
Hercules carrying the globe on his shoulders, on the globe is the goddess of the rumor - Fama - with a trumpet.
Carl Gustav Hallberg: founded 1860 in Stockholm, 1889 jeweller of the Swedish Court.

The original is from Christoph Jamnitzer (Nürnberg, 1563-1618) and was provided in 1620 with a globe by Jeremias Ritter (Nürnberg, 1582-1646), Johann Hauer (Nürnberg, 1586-1660) made the engraving of the globe. The cup is located int the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

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mother of pearl box by Wigand Viennamother of pearl boy with gouaches by Wigand

mother of pearl box with Wigand gouaches

MOTHER OF PEARL BOX WITH VIEWS OF VIENNA
Vienna, circa 1825
21,5 x 15,5 x 8,5 cm
Mother of pearl veneered wooden case, fire gilt brass frames, 11 glazed gouaches with views of Vienna and surrounding areas probably by Balthasar Wigand.
Top: „Tivoli“, „Wien und das Belvedere“, „Spinnerin am Kreuz“, „Weilburg bey Baden“, „Karlskirche“.
Base: „Lichtenstein“, „Wien von Prater“, „Wien von Dornbach“, „Wien von Döbling“, „Wien“, „Galitzinberg“.
Balthasar Wigand was a well known Viennese artist and his paintings were and are still sought. He was born in Vienna in 1770 and died 1846 in Felixdorf near Vienna. From 1787 to 1793 he studied at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. 
Provenance: private collection Vienna.
Compare casket no. RCIN 3487 in The Royal Collection Trust (St. James’s Palace, London) and Bürgersinn und Aufbegehren. Biedermeier und Vormärz in Wien 1815-1848 (exhibition catalogue of the Wien Museum), Vienna 1987, p. 299, cat.no. 6/6/7.

SOLD: to the Hofmobiliendepot-Silberkammer Wien

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MOTHER OF PEARL MODEL OF THE VIENNESE „ÄUSSERES BURGTOR“
Vienna, circa 1825
Length: 40,5 cm, height: 17 cm, depth: 19 cm
Mother of pearl veneered case, fire gilt metal mountings, water color on mother of pearl (removable view of the court stables, today Museumsquartier), in the upper part two openings for two small fire gilt fragrance bowls with subjacent oil lamps and one oil lamp on the backside of the model (gilt bronze) for the lighting of the painted view of the court stables.
The Vienna Burgtor was built by Peter Nobile (1774 Switzerland – 1854 Vienna) after plans by Luigi Cagnola (Italy 1762-1833) between 1821 and 1824.
The fine mother of pearl model probably came in imperial property during the reign of Emperor Franz I. (1804-1835) of Austria and was given then as a gift of Emperor Franz Joseph I. (1830-1916) to his doorkeeper Joseph Deimel (active circa 1884 to 1895) on the occasion of his retirement.
Exhibited in the Albertina, Vienna: "Die Gründung der Albertina. Zwischen Dürer und Napoleon", 14 March 2014 - 29 June 2014.
A comparable mother of pearl model of another Viennese building (of the “Tivoli”, a place of public entertainment) is in the Wien Museum (inv. no. 56.452), pictured in: 100 x Wien. Highlights aus dem Wien Museum Karlsplatz, catalogue of the Wien Museum, Wolfgang Kos (ed.), Vienna 2007, p. 138-139.

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pair of silver candelabra, Vienna 1804pair of silver candelabra, Vienna 1804

PAIR OF SILVER CANDELABRA
Caspar Haas, Vienna 1804
Viennese mark of 1804, makers mark “CH”, silver, ca. 1.700 g, height: 43 cm, nozzles later in silver

Caspar Haas: born ca. 1764 , died 1840, master 1801
Literature: Neuwirth Waltraud: Wiener Silber. Namens- und Firmenpunzen 1781-1866, Vienna 2002, p. 252.

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glass vase English glass vase

WINE COOLER
Baccarat, France, circa 1867/70
White alabaster glass, etched in pink, partly gilded, height: 25,2 cm, diameter on the top (without handles): 20,8 cm.
Literature: Jean-Louis Curtis: Baccarat, Thames and Hudson, 1992, p. 246.
Compare: Wine cooler in the Portland Museum of Art, Maine, USA.

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pair of duelling pistols pair of percussion pistols

PAIR OF PERCUSSION PISTOL’S IN ORIGINAL CASE
Berlin, circa 1850
Signed: „I.A. HENCKEIS IN BERLIN”
Length of pistols: each 38 cm, 11 mm caliber, measure of the case 47 x 28 x 6 cm
Octagonal, eight-groove rifled Damascus steel barrels with tangs, nickel silver front sights and vertically adjustable rear sights. The barrel tops ornamentally inlaid in silver. Florally engraved, back-action percussion locks with single set triggers and closable cock buffer. Walnut stocks with chequered and carved butts. Florally engraved nickel silver furniture. In felt lined wood case with comprehensive accessories such as piston setter, bullet puller, powder flask etc.