This silver artwork dates to the Biedermeier period and is of Austrian origin. It was used for flowers or maybe herbs or spices at the table. The side handles are made in the shape of rather whimsical ibexes with long curved horns. Delicate chase work at the fur but also the floral border adorning the rim and gilding on the inside round off the precious look of this little object.
Signature / Marks: marked with two illegible marks as well as ‘12’ (= 12 lot silver) at the base
Dimensions: height is 8,5 cm, length is 12 cm
Weight: 87 grams
Condition: very good condition with minor traces of wear and age
Provenance: Austrian private collection