Stunning VICTORIAN very ornate
silver comport, made by WENDT
Item number: 26111619
Stunning silver-plate VICTORIAN comport, made by
J.M Wendt of Adelaide.
Wendt arrived in Adelaide in 1854 and set up a precious metal/silver
business. There is more information on the Internet.
This is a vintage and historical
piece that was sort from me by the South Austrlain museum, but I think
they essentially wanted me to donate it to them. I saw a silver-plated
goblet by Wendy go for $2000 on ebay. The comport stands at 11 cms tall
and measures 36 cms from handle to handle. This is a magificant and
very ornate Victorian silver comport
Denmark-born J.M. Wendt came to Australia and
became one of its most famous 19 century silversmiths. Queen Victoria
commissioned a number of presentation pieces by Mr.Wendt which where
presented to various recipients by crown.
J.M. Wendt served Australia and England making
extraordinary works from silver. He had his own store with a large
variety of silver objects. He is best known for his detailed artwork in
silver, in particular for silver-mounted emu egg presentation pieces.
Most of Wendt's original surviving works are now
held in museums and private collections. His work rarely comes on the
market, and when it does it commands high prices. Recently an emu egg
inkwell was listed starting at $14,000 on ebay.
This piece is in excellent condition and is an
extraordinary example of art and silver workmanship. Authenticity