Item number: 75994
An Art Nouveau 800 grade silver jardiniere,
Heilbronn circa 1900 by Bruckmann & Söhne
Oval shaped, the frame standing on four console feet decorated with pierced water lilies whose leaves surround the frame construction. The narrow sides are closed by two handles in the form of tendrils. The long sides are subdivided by two central monogram cartouches which are surrounded on both sides by floral decoration. The original brass insert can be removed using two finger rings to the inner side.
A beautiful silver jardiniere in pure Art Nouveau style in excellent and authentic condition without repairs and without any personal engraving. Carl Stock can be regarded as the designer, as the use of hollyhocks (due to their name in German “Stockrosen”) in the decoration is typical for him. The Heilbronn silver factory Bruckmann & Söhne was one of the most important manufacturers of silverware in Germany, such as silver and silver-plated cutlery and decorative silverware. Bruckmann & Söhne engaged some of the best and most famous artists of the time to design their objects. The company participated in the great world exhibitions in Paris and Barcelona, among others, and thus gained international recognition. Bruckmann & Söhne produced excellent works, especially with regard to Art Nouveau and Art Déco objects, and this jardiniere is one of them.
38.5 cm / 15.15″ length (between the handles), 23.5 cm / 9.25″ width, 8.3 cm / 3.26″ tall (to the centre), 7.6 cm / 2.99″ tall (at the handles); 437.7 g / 14.07 oz (without insert)