RECENT ACQUISITIONS - 1st June, 2018.
19th Century German silver-gilt lidded tankard, in the style of the early 17th century examples, beautifully chased and embossed with a very detailed and crowded boar and stag hunting scene, depicting Diana the huntress. The large and elaborate c-shaped handle mounted with a lion shield thumbpiece, the lobed lower body standing on four pierced ball shaped feet and lid surmounted with a realistically modelled figure of Diana and hound.
Hallmarked with German Hanau pseudo-marks used by B. Neresheimer & Sohne, Hanau.
Reference Number: A5320
19th Century Imperial Russian 14k gold snuff box, of cartouche form with bombe sides, the base carved out of amethyst, mounted with a gold lid, chased and engraved with foliate scrolls and set with a hand painted enamel plaque surrounded with a thick acanthus leave boarder, shaped thumbpiece.
Hallmarked with Russian 56 gold marks (585 standard), St. Petersburg, French guarantee marks (used 1838-present), Makers mark Indistinct, probably by Keibel.
REFERENCE NUMBER: A5325