A typical characteristic of the so-called Martelé - the surface created by the hammer - are the traces of impact, which are not worked away but left as a decorative element. This technique was popular in the Art Deco period between the World Wars, but was used again and again in the late 20th century.
Elegantly shaped wine cup in Art Deco from the 1930s. Disc base, high shaft and bulged, hemispherical cupola with fine chasing. The entire body is hammered, the so-called Martelé technique. Marked 835, manufacturer unknown. Condition: very good.