A fine amboyna and brass casket by Firm Erhard & Sohne, Schwäbisch Gmünd
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Firm Erhard & Sohne, Schwäbisch Gmünd

A fine amboyna and brass casket 1910 - 1915

WoodAmboyna (Pterocarpus Indicus)MetalBrass
23 ⨯ 31 ⨯ 23 cm
ConditionExcellent
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About the artwork

A fine amboyna and brass casket
Erhard & Sohne, Schwäbisch Gmünd
Circa 1910-1915
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.
Related literature
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.