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German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880

An exceptional, fine and impressive, large pair of antique German silver, cut and etched glass centrepieces; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

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Price: £5,450.00
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German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880
German Silver, Cut and Etched Glass Centrepieces - Antique Circa 1880

Description


These exceptional antique German silver centrepieces have a circular rounded receiver onto a shaped stem and circular domed base.


The main stem of one centrepiece is embellished with a fine cast figure in the form of a male with long wavy hair grasping a shepherds crook and a female holding in her hands a floral festoon to the other, each standing barefoot on a plain circular plinth; these characters pertain to the 2nd Century novel written by Longus, 'Daphnis and Chloe'*.


Each impressive figure is surmounted with an impressive receiver ornamented with pierced and embossed scroll and leaf designs incorporating alternating horned and bearded grotesque masks and panels displaying a variety of scenes of a youthful nude figure lounging in a rural setting, with a village in the background.


The lower portion of each receiver is encircled with a fine palmette band above an embossed and chased decorated lobed petal design and petal decorated knop.


The receiver of each centrepiece retains the original glass bowl.


Each bowl is embellished with impressive etched grape and vine decoration below the undulating flared shaped rim, in addition to a star cut motif to the underside.


The bulbous portion of each base is encircled with leaf bearded mask motifs on a matt background, with a pensile fabric designs also floral and foliate designs to the nadir.


The knop to the bases are encircled with chased panelled and mask decoration identical to that of the receivers.


The domed spreading lower portion of each base is embellished with further palmette decoration.


The hallmarks struck to the base of each impressive centrepiece include:

Silver quality/purity mark: .800 (800/1000)

Pseudo-Hallmarks: Unidentified**


* Daphnis and Chloe is the romance story of two children raised together herding flocks for their foster parents Lamon/Myrtale and Dryas/Nape. Their relationship develops as they are taught about love and separated by various suitors.

** Hanau pseudo-marks were not registered with an administrative office and no records exist to check them against; the identification of some pseudo-marks are attributed to comparison and probability.


Maker: Unknown

Condition


These antique centrepieces are a very good gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

Each centrepiece has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The chased, embossed and pierced decoration is very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the surface of each base are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Height to top of bowl 38cm/15"

Height to rim of receiver 32.8cm/12.9"

Diameter of bowl 22.9cm/9"

Diameter of receiver 15.1cm/5.9"


Weight


51.2 troy ounces/1592g (excluding glass bowl)


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Andrew Campbell started trading in Antique Silver in the 1970's. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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