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German Silver Basket/Centrepiece- Antique Circa 1890

A fine and impressive, large antique German silver basket/centrepiece; an addition to our ornamental silverware collection

SKU: A6839

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This impressive and large antique German silver basket has an oval shaped waisted form.

The elongated body is embellished with impressive interlacing pierced decorated arches accented with applied floral festoons, incorporating ribbon bows with a suspended wicker basket displaying a floral spray to either side.

The lower portion of the body is encircled with a band of chased stylised palmette leaf designs.

The broad border of the basket is encompassed with an impressive scrolling fruiting vine decorated border accented with grape clusters and bowl style motifs, all flanked with bands of applied moulded decoration.

This German silver flower basket/centrepiece is fitted with an impressive hinged handle ornamented with an exceptional scrolling fruiting vine decoration, incorporating further bows and a floral spray to the centre of the handpiece.

The hinge to the angular sockets of the handle are embellished with a floral motif above laurel and scrolling leaf design, all on a matte background.

The swept foot of this large antique silver basket is ornamented with further pierced and applied decoration reflecting the designs to the body.

This impressive antique basket is fitted with the original oval shaped, flared glass liner.

The Hanau pseudo-marks to the underside of the foot are unidentified; pseudo-marks were not registered with an administrative office and no records exist to check them against determining an attributed identification to be a comparison or probability.

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Maker: Unknown


This exceptional large antique silver basket is a very good gauge of silver, excellent quality and in excellent presentation condition.

The applied and pierced decoration is all very sharp.

The Hanau hallmarks struck to the underside of the basket are all very clear.

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


Height to top of handle 46.8cm/18.4"

Height 30.7cm/12.1"

Length 28cm/11"

Width 20cm/7.9"


36.6 troy ounces/1140g (excluding glass liner)

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