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A Norwegian gilded silver, plique-à-jour, & translucentenamel bowl, Marius Hammer, circa 1900. Formed as a medieval Viking longship, the prow with a dragon head in shades of blue & purple, the mouth open to reveal rows of teeth & a curled red tongue, the stern with a lively scrolling tail enameled in panels of turquoise, purple, green, red, & yellow plique-à-jour, the body enameled with bands of red & yellow flowers within scrolling pale blue fields,the upper border with a row of stylized green flowers in a turquoise ground, raised on an oval foot of green & blue, the interior enameled in deep translucent red over a hatchedground. The underside with stamped maker’s mark & 930 silver standard.Length: 6 in. (15.2 cm); height 2 1/2 in.(6.3 cm).
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