Nouveau Kayserzinn Pewter Satyr Pitcher Germany c 1896
A magnificent antique Art Nouveau Kayserzinn pewter Satyr pitcher made in Germany circa 1896. Made by the German metalware company J. P. Kayser & Son AG - Kayserzinn was a leading factory of pewter making and well known for its progressive style in the period 1894-1912. Kayser pewter is a special lead free alloy of tin and silver. Pitcher measures 12 1/2" tall to the top of the handle, 7 1/2" diameter at its widest part. The top edge of the pitcher is slightly bent near the left side of the handle and there is a very tiny ding above the center of the Satyr's head, both inconspicuous. This is a nice heavy pitcher weighing approximately 3 pounds 11 ounces. Bottom is marked Kayserzinn and numbered 4061. This beautiful pitcher bears wonderful patina, beautifully chased with a depiction of Satyr with horns that curl up to the top edge. The Satyr is surrounded by Iris flowers (irises) and foliage typical to the Art Nouveau era. Handle has a naturalistic branch shape. A fabulous Art Nouveau pitcher with fabulous details throughout.