Silvered pewter 80.5 x 100.5 mm
Obverse: * 1822. EMANUEL . KAUTSCH † 1902., the silversmith Emanuel Kautsch examining a ciborium in his workshop, in the background an allegory holding a branch; signature H. KAUTSCH
By Heinrich Kautsch
Heinrich Kautsch (1859-1943), was an Austrian sculptor and medallist who worked in Paris as of 1889 and in 1893 was a member of the Jury of Fine Arts at the Chicago World’s Fair. In addition to medals and plaques, Heinrich Kautsch also created a number of funerary monuments, which can be found in Amsterdam, Prague, Meran, and Salzburg.
Heinrich Kautsch’s father was a goldsmith and gave him his first notions of engraving. His son pays homage to him with this interesting plaque