Center piece in embossed, engraved and chiseled sterling silver adorned with semi-precious stones such as ametysts, turquoise
The basin is resting on three lion shape legs.
In the center, a removable lidded chalice with on its top a statuette of Saint George.
H: 52 cm / 20.4 in.
Ø max : 38 cm / 15 in.
Germany, Munich circa 1910
M.Strobl 800 München. GST sur le bassin.
800 Poinçon de maitre et M.Strobl sur un lion.
Private collection Munich.
Max Strobl was born in Munich (Bavaria-Germany) in 1861.
He died in Munich (Bavaria-Germany) in 1946.
Max Strobl studied at the Königliche Kunstgewerbeschule in Munich (1886-1887).
Around 1892, he acquired the Munich goldsmithing company Georg Sankt-Johanssers Erben, specializing in sacred objects, a company founded in 1812.
From 1896, Strobl presented his jewelry at the Nürnberger Ausstellung in Nuremberg (Germany).
In 1933, he sold his business to his employee Florian Zängl.
Max Strobl produces jewelry, boxes, religious items as well as tableware and trophies.
Stylistically he associated modernism, in the German secessionist art nouveau trend with Merovingian and medieval decorative motifs.
- Dry, Graham, Exposition-Catalogue De Munich Bijoux 1900-1940, Bayrisches Musée National De Munich, 24.10.1990-3.2.1991.
Danner Fondation, Munich. P. 44/45 et suiv.
- Sept ans de réflexion : dernières acquisitions du musée d’Orsay, 2008-2014, Musée d’Orsay ; Skira, Paris, 2014