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German Silver 'Horse and Carriage' Bon Bon Dish - Antique Circa 1900

An exceptional, fine and impressive, unusual antique German silver and glass novelty bon bon dish; an addition to our continental dining silverware collection

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Description


This exceptional antique German silver and glass bon bon dish has been realistically modelled in the form of a horse and carriage.


The body of this impressive dish is embellished with a fine and impressive embossed scroll and leaf ornamentation accented with a door panel and pierced decorated 'windows'.


The shaped upper portion of the carriage is encompassed with an embossed leaf decorated border.


The lower portion of the vessel surmounts four functional spindle style wheels, conjoined via a wirework style frame.


The body of this unusual dish is further ornamented with an impressive cast traditional coachman figure holding two reigns which connect two cast sterling silver galloping horses via their harnesses to the carriage.


The dish is fitted with the original hallmarked cover embellished with further embossed scroll and leaf ornamentation accented with deep buttoning style decoration below an impressive cast coronet style carriage finial.


The dish retains the original glass liner and gilding.


The hallmarks to this impressive horse and carriage bon bon dish include:

National mark: Crescent moon and crown

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

Maker's mark: B&Z


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Condition


This antique horse and carriage bon bon dish is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The cast and embossed decoration is all very sharp.

Full hallmarks struck to the rim of the cover are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of these pieces of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Length 18.1cm/7.1"

Width 6.8cm/2.7"

Length of vessel 8.7cm/3.4"

Width of vessel 5.4cm/2.1"

Height 9.2cm/3.6"


Weight


16.7 troy ounces/519g (excluding glass liner)


 
 
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