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SOLD - German Sterling Silver Fighting Cockerel Ornaments - Antique 1938

An exceptional, fine and impressive pair of antique German sterling silver fighting cockerel ornaments; an addition to our ornamental continental silverware collection

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Description


These exceptional antique German cast sterling silver table ornaments have been realistically modelled in the form of a pair of fighting cockerels / roosters.


Each of the silver fighting cocks has been embellished with cast details reproducing the plumage and facial features.


The hallmarks struck to the underside of each cock's tail feathers include:

Maker's mark: Ludwig Neresheimer

Hanau marks: Untraced

Importer's mark: I.S (Israel Segalov)

Silver quality/purity mark: Lion passant (925/1000, sterling)

Assay mark: London, England

Import date mark: C (1938)


View the complete collection of antique silver animals at AC Silver


Date: 1938

Condition


These German silver fighting cocks are an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition.

The cast decoration is all very sharp.

The German hallmarks, in addition to the English import hallmarks struck to the surface of these antique bird ornaments are all very clear.


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


Dimensions


Cockerel with wings elevated

Length 14.5cm/5.7"

Width 11cm/4.3"

Height 12.8cm/5"


Cockerel with arched back

Length 13.6cm/5.4"

Width 6cm/2.4"

Height 10.4cm/4.1"


Total Weight


14.8 troy ounces/459g


 
 
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