ANTIQUE 19THC GERMAN HANAU SOLID SILVER IMPRESSIVE FIGURAL NEF C.1890

ANTIQUE 19THC GERMAN HANAU SOLID SILVER IMPRESSIVE FIGURAL NEF C.1890

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REFERENCE NUMBER: A2582

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Description

Antique 19th Century rare German Hanau Solid Silver figural model of a ship, called "Nef" (for more information please follow this link), in the style of the 15th-16th Century examples, impressive and very detailed. The piece is beautifully modelled, removable top with a central mast, mounted crows nests and flags, the sails engraved with coat of arms, the body profuselyt embossed with Galatea and Neptune in their dolphin-drawn Chariots, the whole is held by a stunning figure of a triton standing on a shaped stand modelled as four dolphins. Large figural nefs in such an excellent condition are extremely rare and sought after. Each part is Hallmarked with Hanau pseudo-marks, possibly for Karl Kurtz, year 1890's.

Condition

In Great Condition - No damage, just general wear.

Size

Height:   58cm

Width:   36.5 x 16cm

Weight:   1370g