A LUDWIG MOSER & SOHNE GILT AND ENAMEL DECORATED OLIVE GREEN OPTIC GLASS SOUP TUREEN WITH SILVER PLATED COVER, KARLSBAD (KARLOVY VARY), BOHEMIA, CIRCA 1890-1900, the tureen of teardrop form with faceted panels to the sides, decorated with gilt and transparent enamel interwoven foliate scroll and medallion decoration, gilt rim and foot, fitted with a silver plated stepped cover, the handle composed of addorsed "C" scrolls around a baluster form stem over a band of repoussé oval and foliate strap work and a broader band of alternating Medusa heads and cassone forms joined by foliate and fruit pendant swags on tooled ground, cover stamped "204". Height: 12 1/8" Diameter: 7 5/8"
In overall good condition with small nicks to the rim, no other evidence of chips or cracks to the glass, minor rubbing and loss to gilt and enamel decoration commensurate with age and use, surface scratching to cover.
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