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Viennese Enamel Wine Barrel

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Stock Code 365578
Maker(s) HERMANN RATZERSDORFER (1845-1894)
Country of Origin Vienna
Dated c. 1880
Medium Silver and Enamel
Weight 515.00 Grams (16.56 troy ounces)
Signed/Inscribed/Dated Vienna Circa 1880 by Hermann Ratzersdorfer
Condition Overall very good although some minor chipping behind one of the feet and also on the underside of the base.
Dimensions 8.40cm long (3.31 inches deep)
15.20cm high (5.98 inches high)
10.20cm wide (4.02 inches wide)
Description / Expertise A beautifully enamelled 'wine barrel' supported by the raised hands of two figures of Bacchus seated back to back either side of a central mount set on a stepped cruciform base which in turn is supported by four Bacchus mask feet.The barrel bung made in the form of a seated Bacchus with raised goblet in hand.The scenes on the barrel depicting classical figures.