GERMAN METTLACH. PUNCH BOWL SET, circa 1890.
Rare and fabulous, this splendid Punch Bowl, Cover and Stand from German Mettlach called "Gnomes Working at Wine Press and Drinking" is a superb antique. The condition is great and the art work is first rate. It is completely hand painted with gnomes , grapes and vines. This is as clean as you can ever hope to find. With almost no ware and there are no repairs.
Most impressive, the magnificent bowl shows a central reserve of gnomes at work collecting the grape harvest. The cover and stand, both equally beautiful are handsomely decorated with grapes and grape vines.....the attention to detail and marvelous coloration exquisitely rendered...it is truly a fine Work of Art.
Bio: Historically cataloged, in Gary Kirsner's illustrated Mettlach Catalogue, "The Mettlach Book" pages 272 & 273.
Stand numbers, 2339 & 2698
Bowl with cover number, 291028
The author, Mr. Gary Kirsner, has personally verified this lovely Antique Punch Bowl Set to be "Genuine Mettlach"... all circa 1890
This impressively large centerpiece, would be stunning set on a Library Table or a Large Dining Table as it will highlight anything it is set on.
Size: Large Covered Punch Bowl with Cover; Height 16" x 1 6"
Stand: 17 1/4"diameter
Item ID: gz000264
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