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German Silver Spice Tower - Antique Circa 1890

An exceptional, fine and impressive German silver spice tower; an addition to our silver Judaica collection

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German Silver Spice Tower
German Silver Spice Tower - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Spice Tower
German Silver Spice Tower - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Spice Tower
German Silver Spice Tower - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Spice Tower
German Silver Spice Tower - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Spice Tower
German Silver Spice Tower - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Spice Tower
German Silver Spice Tower - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Spice Tower
German Silver Spice Tower - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Spice Tower
German Silver Spice Tower - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Spice Tower
German Silver Spice Tower - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Spice Tower
German Silver Spice Tower - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Spice Tower
German Silver Spice Tower - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Spice Tower
German Silver Spice Tower - Antique Circa 1890
German Silver Spice Tower
German Silver Spice Tower - Antique Circa 1890

Description


This exceptional antique German silver spice box has been modelled in the form of a tower.


The tiered cylindrical spice box is ornamented with exceptional silver filigree work within a plain geometric frame.


This impressive example of antique silverware is fitted with a hinged door accented with a plain loop fingerpiece with a plain lozenge shaped terminal.


The upper portion of this impressive silver spice tower* is embellished with a knopped tapering chute, encompassed with bands of tooled decoration and terminating with a large undulating guidon flag design.


The spice compartment surmounts a cylindrical tapering pedestal, reflecting the same ornamentation to the chute, to a circular spreading base.


The hallmarks to the foot of this German silver spice tower include:

National mark: Crescent moon and crown

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

Maker's mark: H. Meyen & Co


* A spice box is used to hold sweet-smelling herbs/spices and can be fashioned in many forms. As of the 16th century a very common form is that of a tower, influenced by developments in architecture. The spice tower is used to bring comfort to a Jew as they transition through Sabbath to their new week, receiving their extra soul known as a 'neshama yetera'


Learn more about vintage silver filigree boxes


Condition


This antique German silver spice tower is an exceptional gauge of silver for its type, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

This exceptional example of antique silverware has been professionally polished and is in presentation condition.

The filigree decoration is very sharp and the tooled ornamentation is very crisp.

The German hallmarks struck to the surface of the foot are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Height 20.6cm/8.1"

Diameter 5.5cm/2.2"

Width from body to tip of flag 6.8cm/2.7"

Weight


2.5 troy ounces/78.8g


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. 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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