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Small crucifix Christ cross enameled bronze turquoises Austria Vienna XIXth

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D40 250

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Small crucifix in finely chiseled and enamelled bronze, decorated with Christ on the Cross with three cherubs at his feet sitting reading prayers, tripod round base with feet in the shape of heads of winged cherubs, all set with small turquoise and garnets, work Austrian Vienna * around the 1880s, from the end of the 19th century.

This crucifix is in good condition and is of exceptional quality of sculpture and enamel decoration.

A note: some dirt, wear and tiny lack of enamel, wear of time, look at the photos.

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characteristic of Austrian work in the second half of the 19th century. 1870 was a fertile artistic period in Vienna. The taste for 16th and 17th century objects is growing. Thus, many enamelled shape pieces set in lapis, rock crystal or in silver appear. These pieces were strongly influenced by the Renaissance and the taste for cabinets of curiosities or chambers of wonders in vogue in the 16th and 17th centuries. These pieces are presented at international exhibitions. Several workshops were created, as in the 1870s, those of Hermann Böhm, Ludwing Pollitzer, and Simon Grünwald.

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  • Height 12,3 cm
  • Width entre les pieds env. 4 cm