Antique German /hanau 800 Silver Pair - Marie Antoinette & Louis Xvi Round Trays
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Antique German /hanau 800 Silver Pair - Marie Antoinette & Louis Xvi Round Trays:
Offered for your offerding is an elegant &exquisitely detailed pair oflate 19th century German solid silver reticulatedround trays in the Louis XVI taste, by famed Hanau silversmiths Georg Roth & Company, circa 1890's.Georg Roth & Company of Hanau (1891-1919)produced a fine range of solid silver products in both sterling & 800 silver, and were noted for piecesfeaturing elaborate piercing, floral swags, andmedallion cameo busts.
Thisfinely made pair of round trays feature a broad pierced border decorated with cast swags, and oval portrait bust medallions in relief. The interior bottom of the tray features a cast cameo portrait bustin relief - oneof Queen Marie Antoinette, and the otherof King Louis XVI of France. Each character is flanked by an up-turned laurel leaf, and the busts are very finely detailed.The backgrounds on the tray bottoms surrounding theportraitbusts in reliefhave been hand-chased to provide a textured back-drop for the ornamental relief. (*Note: this pair of round trays are the companion pieces to an oval footed tray with handles, also listed by us. The three would make a beautiful suite when displayed or usedtogether.)
Hallmarked with typical Hanau 'prestige marks'on the front, justto the left laurelof Marie Antoinette, they consist ofhallmarks "A", "P", and a fleur de lys - each surmounted by a crown, in imitation of French 18th century marks. Thehallmarks area bit obscuredby the textured background chasing, but we have done our best to photograph them. The marks appear only on the Marie Antoinette tray, and no on the companion Louis XVI tray.Both pieces uaranteed to be minimum .800 silver fineness.The piecesare free of dents, dings, and cracks. Light surface scratching & patina commesurate with age & use.Please see our photos for your own assessment.
Dimensions:each tray is 9" diameter x 7/8" high (to rim of tray). Combined weight of both trays:504 grams.
*Note: We have additional items by the same maker in this style, which will be listed. Please check our other listings.
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