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Tray | Dish, ca. 1880
Karl Bohm

Vienna, Austria
Carved rock crystal, gilded silver, enameled figures , L: 13 in, W: 9.75 in
Gift of Alice Ballantine Young, 1940  40.282
On View
tiny hallmark KB on underside of handles, probably for Karl Bohm (see remarks and auction report)

Provenance: Purchased by Mrs. Robert Ballantine in Rome in 1896. Letter in file from Moritz Keller & Compagnie, "Fournisseurs, Objets d'Art et Antiquities" in Rome. The full text of the letter, dated Rome, 12 January, 1896, reads: "Nota for Mrs. R. D. Ballantine, Grand Hotel, A plate in rock crystal, mounted in silver, beautifully chiseled with fine enamels. The rock crystal is entirely engraved with splendid decorative work. The object is of the sixteenth century. Lire 2250, paid. See note below under "remarks"
Exhibition History:
on display as a card receiver in the Ballantine House reception room since 1994

Keywords: Rock crystal, Enamel, Silver, Gold, Tray, Dish, Vienna, Austria, Renaissance