Lot 3016

A German three-branch pineapple trophy set with diamonds, circa 1900

Works of Art, Antiquities | A83kua | Live auction | 712 Lots


Silver, cast, hammered, engraved, marked, partially gilt. A bulging base with interlaced strapwork on a circular ring stand with two hallmarks, ball knob set with diamonds, the shaft in the shape of a tree entwined with vines with a wanderer in historical costume. Three branches, each with a diamond-studded bowl and removable lid. The finials in the shape of filigree foliage. The gilding rubbed in places. Height 54 cm. Weight approximately 1400 g.
Follows in the tradition of the three-branch trophies made by Georg Müllner (Nuremberg, 1624 - 1647). They were drinking games which worked according to the principle of communicating vessels. Cf. "Schatzkunst 800-1800" by Schmidberger/Richter, Staatliche Museen Kassel, 2001, p. 232.
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The auction includes 712 lots and starts on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 3001 - 3712. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.