These fine antique German silver beakers have been realistically modelled in the form of a barrel.
The circular rounded surface of each silver beaker is encompassed with embossed and chased leaf and berry swag motifs in addition to chased wood grain decoration to the barrel's vertical staves.
These antique beakers are further ornamented with bands of chased decoration encircling the upper and lower portions, reproducing the bilge, quarter and head hoop of a barrel.
These antique beakers have chased decorated bases displaying a stylised coat of arms and crest, incorporating an impressive helm and mantling, all against a wood grain style background; this is unusual and indicates the high quality of the pieces.
These German silver beakers have gilded interiors.
The hallmarks struck to the surface of each antique beaker includes:
Maker's mark: Ludwig Neresheimer
Silver quality/purity mark: 835 (835/1000)
National mark/reichsmark: Crescent moon and crown (Halbmond und Krone)
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