ANTIQUE 20thC GERMAN SOLID SILVER MODEL OF A HEN & CHICKS, NERESHEIMER c.1902

ANTIQUE 20thC GERMAN SOLID SILVER MODEL OF A HEN & CHICKS, NERESHEIMER c.1902

2,495.00

19th Century rare set of four German Silver table salts, richly gilded, exceptionally decorative, openwork decoration depicting scrolling leaves and cherubs, three applied scrolling handles, each salt resting on three cast figural feet modelled as bearded men holding the salt on their shoulders.


REFERENCE NUMBER: A3126

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DESCRIPTION

Antique early-20th Century German Hanau Solid Silver table ornament modelled as a large hen with two chicks on a domed base, very well made in every small detail, removable head. Table ornaments finely modelled like birs are a speciality of German silver made in Hanau and are very sought after.

The base bears Maker's marks for Neresheimer & Co, the greatest German silversmith active in Hanau in the late 19th - early 20th Century, the piece is further stamped with English import silver marks (925 standard), Chester, year 1902 (B), Importer's mark BM (Berthold Muller).

CONDITION

In Great Condition - no damage, just general wear. 

SIZE

Height:   23.3cm

Base's Width:   16.5 x 12.3cm

Weight:   550g