FEATURED ITEM: ANTIQUE 19THC RARE GERMAN SOLID SILVER PAIR OF MONUMENTAL FIGURAL EWERS C.1890

DESCRIPTION

Antique 19th Century rare and magnificent pair of German Solid Silver Caquesseitao Aquamaniles / monumental ewers, both heavily cast in the style of Renaissance mythological birds with dragon heads and scaly tails, the bodies are embossed with Mythological scenes, impressive talons resting on a domed circular base.

The Mythological "Caquesseitao", or ancestor of the devil, was probably a fruit bat but its description developed a recurrent theme found in Portuguese and Indo-Portuguese works of art, such as dragon-headed birds shaped aquamaniles, for a rare Portuguese example dating circa 1700's sold for over £150.000 please follow this link.

Both bases are Hallmarked German pseudo-marks used in Hanau, acid tested shows a 800+ standard, the marks are for J. D. Schleissner & Sohne, one of the most important silver manufacturers active in Hanau in the 19th century, specializing in producing high-quality exhibition pieces in the Renaissance and Baroque style.

CONDITION

 In Excellent Condition - no damage.

SIZE

Height (each): 42cm

Width (each): 32.5 x 16cm 

TOTAL SILVER WEIGHT: 5000g

Asking Price £19,995.00

REFERENCE NUMBER: A3576

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