These exceptional German cast sterling silver menu holders have been realistically modelled in the form of two figures in period, 18th century attire.
The surface of one piece is embellished with a gentleman figure raising a filled glass, stood in front of a balustrade with an array of floral and fruit ornamentation around a bottle and further glasses.
The second holder is modelled in the form of a maiden walking down some stairs carrying a tea tray.
These antique silver menu holders are further ornamented with large scrolling leaf designs to the lower portion.
These exceptional examples of antique silver are fitted with hinged hallmarked supports to the posterior surfaces.
The hallmarks struck to the strut and surface of these impressive antique menu holders include:
Maker's mark: n (Ludwig Neresheimer & Co. Hanau, Germany)
Importer's mark: BM (B Muller & Son (Berthold Muller)
Import mark: Chester, England
Silver quality/purity mark: .925 (sterling standard)
Import date mark: E (1905)