Antique 19c Hanau Germany Sterling Silver Figural Putto Gondola Bowl Basket 12oz
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Antique 19c Hanau Germany Sterling Silver Figural Putto Gondola Bowl Basket 12oz:
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Presented hereas a footed bowl featuring a charming putto at the helm of an Italiangondola boat. AN UTTERLY FANTASTICEXAMPLE of LATE 19th CENTURY (1897)BAROQUE REVIVAL, OLD HANAU, GERMANYSTERLING SILVER. ENGLISH ASSAY MARK / IMPORT MARK for 1897.
Silver lovers & afficianados of all experience levels will certainly appreciatethe piece. However,serious collectorsof German or Hanau silver, will recognizeit as beingofthe highest level ofcraftsmanship. It epitomizes baroque era silver with beautiful floral sprays on a field of hand stippled silver. The body of oblong boat form. Acanthus embellished everted legs.Well crafted figural putto utilizing a floral &vine embellishedrudder / oar. Wildly stylized baroque design throughout. Thick and heavy for size at 11.8 ounces. Measure 7" across. 4" high ans 3.25" wide.
Appropriately marked with an addition of English sterling silver assay and town marks indicating itmet the 925 standard for sterling. Usually Hanau pieces are just 800 pure. Additionally, the craftsmanship here exceeds the generally average castings of Hanau silver. Wesee here, clean,refined work! Stunning!
- Category: ANTIQUE, SILVER, STERLING
- Type: OBJET-DE-VERTU, BOWL, BASKET, FLOWER POT, etc.
- Maker:HANAU, GERMANY MAKER. LONDON, ENGLAND STERLING SILVER ASSAY and IMPORT MARKS.
- Country Origin:RUSSIA / U.S.S.R.
- Marks / Signatures:MARKED with an ARBITRARY & SPURIOUS OLD 17th CENTURY MARK in ADDITION to the ENGLISH 925/1000 ASSAY (LION PASSANT) & LONDON (LEOPARDS HEAD) ORIGIN MARK, DATE LETTER & IMPORT MARK (F in cartouche)ALSO INCLUDED. THE F MARK START in 1867 and BECAME OBSOLETE after 1904.
- Style / Period: BAROQUE REVIVAL STYLE made in the EARLY 1900's.
- Condition:EXCELLENT ESTATE CONDITION. NO DAMAGE.NO REPAIRS. A GREAT EXAMPLE of the PERIOD.
- sale type:PENNY START - NO RESERVE
- Quantity:ONE (1)PIECE ONLY.
- Dimensions: TALL x3" WIDE.
- Weight: APPROXIMATELY11.8OUNCES. (345 grams)
- What's Special About This Item:A WELL CRAFTED PIECE HELD to the MORE REFINED STANDARDS od ENGLISH CRAFTSMANSHIP. FIGURAL. HEAVY. CLEAN & in EXCELLENT ESTATE CONDITION.
- Associated Terminology:ROCOCO, HOLLOWWARE. SILVERWARE.
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