Mythological Cupid & Psyche Figural Silverplated Vases
Included here are two extraordinary silverplated metal flower vases in the neoclassical style, dating from the nineteenth century, depicting Cupid and Psyche, the lovers from Roman mythology. Each measures 19.3" and 10" in diameter (49 by 25 cm) and each weighs an estimated 6-8 lbs. (2.7-3.6 kg). We have found no hallmarks, but cannot rule out the possibility they exist. One possible maker is WMF (Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik), whose marks are extremely small and often difficult to spot. Some of the mounts are a little loose. There are horizontal stress cracks across the middle of each vase. They could certainly be professionally restored and resilvered. Their style will compliment any neoclassical or Art Nouveau decor.