measures: h. 30,0 cm
weight: 4150 gr.
hallmark: Gottfried Christian David Petschler, Neustrelitz, dated 1836
This laborious worked terrine belongs to an extensive set of silver objects for the Grand Duke (Friedrich Carl Joseph) Georg von Mecklenburg-Strelitz designed in the taste of the French Empire. The cover bears the coat of arms of the Grand duke, who was a younger brother of Queen Luise of Prussia and consequently the brother-in-law of King Friedrich-Wilhelm III.
A further terrine from this set has been were auctioned by Christie’s London, 24. Mai 20, Sale 15491 (The Collector: Silver & 19th Century Furniture, Sculptor & Works of Art), Lot 485 (GBP 22.500).
Wolfgang Scheffler, Goldschmiede Mittel- und Norddeutschlands, Berlin 1980, p. 233, Fig. 53, 57