Empire CENTREPIECE

Manufacturer: Jakob Krautauer (1772-1845)
Title: Centrepiece
Date: Vienna mark 1817
Material: 13 lot silver, ca. 8.800 g,
Measurements: height: 50,5 cm, diameter (base): 34 cm
Signature: makers mark “Krautauer”

Description: Three graces supporting a pierced basket, standing on a round three-tiered base. The tiered base is decorated with leaves, heads of medusa, chimeras and crests in relief.
Jakob Krautauer (1772 – 1845): 1795 master, he appeared in guild lists 1801 – 1845, 1836 – 1844. Krautauer exhibited at the first (1835) and at the second trade exhibition in Vienna in 1839. In 1839 he received a medal.
Cf. basket with handle in the Museum of Applied Arts, Budapest (IM 52.983) by Krautauer, pictured in: Waltraud Neuwirth: Wiener Silber. Namens- und Firmenpunzen 1781-1866, Vienna 2002, p. 70-71.

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