It's made to serve fresh fruits, especially grapes. In the first half of 19th century classical styles were very popular, evoking the glories of ancient Greece and Rome. This interest in antiquities was stimulated by fresh archaeological discoveries.
Goldsmiths attempted to revive ancient techniques and made Jewelery and Silver items that imitated. Or were in the style of, archaeological findings. Remarkable ornaments in shapes of.And acorns - fruits of the Oak tree - sacred plant closely associated with. That was also sacred to Zeus the ancient Romans associated oak trees with their version of Zeus. Especially the tree at the sanctuary of Zeus in. Which also served as an oracle; it would seem the rustling of the leaves was regarded as the voice of Zeus.
And and the sounds interpreted by priestesses. The oak was also sacred to.
Leaves and fruits of grapes were associated both by Greeks and Romans as symbols of. Origin : There are Swedish hallmarks on the base and the upper part, 830 -925 grade Silver , maker is unknown to me, city of Stockholm. Year marks F4 = made in 1836.
Condition : Finest condition for 180 years old thing. Minor/insignificant scratches, one link between an acorn and grapes blade is cracked at the point where it was once soldered. Natural black patina on Silver.
Measurements : From the edge of the bowl/tray and down - about 21.5cm high. The bowl is about 24cm in diameter.
I do my best to photograph and describe condition as accurately as possible. The item "1836 Antique European Empire Centerpiece Sterling Silver / 760 gr" is in sale since Sunday, April 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "optimistic555" and is located in Copenhagen.
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