J C Klinkosch - Vienna 1890
This striking claret jug consists of a glass body with a bulbous base and narrow neck mounted with silver. The mount features a wonderfully delicate neo-rococo scrolling floral motif with tea roses, with a hinged lid and handle that is similarly decorated. An effect of lightness and fragility permeates the piece. The jug is marked for Austria .800 silver, a royal warrant of appointment and the initials J.C.K. for Josef Carl Klinkosch of Vienna. The marks indicate a date between 1872 and 1890.
J C Klinkosch was one of the best silversmiths who worked for the Emperor Franz Josef. From 1855 he held the Imperial Warrant to the Court of Franz Josef His company participated in the World Exhibition in Vienna in 1873 and the World Exhibition in Paris in 1878 and won numerous silver and gold medals.
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