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A fine pair of Victorian sterling silver sculptural comports or tazza, London 1848 by John Samuel Hunt

A fine pair of Victorian sterling silver sculptural comports or tazza, London 1848 by John Samuel Hunt

Cast and modelled as a goatherder and companion, the man raising a bunch of grapes while holding a goat by the horns, a cornucopia of plenty to his side cascading various fruit including a pineapple, the woman attending to a sheep collared with a wreath. Each sat upon a rocky outcrop below a grape arbor, the spreading solce bases with fruiting vine feet and a vacant C scroll asymmetrical cartouche. Each with later cut clear glass circular dishes. Each fully and part-marked.

Height – 35.6 cm / 14 inches

Diameter (bowl) – 29.5 cm / 11.6 inches

Weight – 4937 grams / 158.73 ozt

Estimated at £15,000 - £20,000


 

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