A fine amboyna and brass casket
Erhard & Sohne, Schwäbisch Gmünd
23 x 31 x 23 cm.
Decorated with four scenes taken fromthe opera Siegfried by Richard Wagner:
Act 1, scene 3: Siegfried forging the sword Nothung.
Act 2, scene 2: Siegfried slaying the dragon Fafner.
Act 2, scene 3: Siegfried listening to the woodbird telling him about Brünnhilde.
Act 3, scene 3: Siegfried waking Brünnhilde from her magic sleep.
Judith Koós,’ Style 1900’, Budapest, 1979, colour plate XXI.
About the Artist
Erhard & Sohne, Schwäbisch Gmünd was founded in 1844 by Carl Gottlieb Erhard and his sons. They were specialized in handmade decorative (mostly jugendstil and art nouveau) art objects. After World War II they became supplier for the car industry. In 2011 they became a part of Magna Steyr.