ANTIQUE 20thC GERMAN MONUMENTAL SOLID SILVER GILT NEFF GALLEON SHIP c.1900

ANTIQUE 20thC GERMAN MONUMENTAL SOLID SILVER GILT NEFF GALLEON SHIP c.1900

25,995.00

REFERENCE NUMBER: A4507

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DESCRIPTION

Antique 20th Century German magnificent solid silver gilt model of a ship, called a "Neff" in the style of the 15th-16th Century examples, impressively large and very detailed. The three-masted galleon with pierced gallery, armed crew on deck and climbing up to the crows nest. The hull decorated in relief with rococo scenes depicting Amphitrite (a sea goddess and wife of Poseidon) and applied with cannons, the hull supported by four swans on wheals. Presented on an ebonised base, 'Presented to Sir Donald Currie G.C.M.G and Lady Currie on the occasion of their Golden Wedding. 18th June 1901, by the staff of Mess rs Donald Currie & Co and the Commanders & Co and the Commanders of the union-castle line fleet'

Ship hallmarked with German silver pseudo marks (900+ standard), Maker B. Neresheimer & Sohne (founded 1893), also has English import marks, (925 standard), Chester, year 1900 (R), Importer B.M (B Muller & Son, Wardour Street, London).

CONDITION

In Great Condition - No Damage.

SIZE

Height: 78cm

Width: 54 x 17cm

Silver Weight: 3750g