Antique 19th Century Rare German Solid Silver Pair Of Monumental Figural Ewers

Antique 19th Century Rare German Solid Silver Pair Of Monumental Figural Ewers

Antique 19th Century Rare German Solid Silver Pair Of Monumental Figural Ewers

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Antique 19th century rare and magnificent pair of German solid silver caquesseitao aquamaniles / monumental ewers, both heavily cast in the style of Renaissance mythological birds with dragon heads and scaly tails, the bodies are embossed with Mythological scenes, impressive talons resting on a domed circular base.
The Mythological "Caquesseitao," or ancestor of the devil, was probably a fruit bat but its description developed a recurrent theme found in Portuguese and Indo-Portuguese works of art, such as dragon-headed birds shaped aquamaniles, for a rare Portuguese example dating circa 1700's sold for over £150.000.
Both bases are Hallmarked German pseudo-marks used in Hanau, acid tested shows a 800+ standard, the marks are for J. D. Schleissner & Sohne, one of the most important silver manufacturers active in Hanau in the 19th century, specializing in producing high-quality exhibition pieces in the Renaissance and Baroque style. In Excellent Condition - no damage. Wear consistent with age and use. Set of 2 price per set.

Dimensions

W16.0 x H42.0 x D32.5 cm

Condition

Used

Wear condition

Excellent

Brand/manufacturer

J.D. Schleissner & Söhne 1

Date of manufacture

1800s

Place of origin

Germany

Material

Silver

Period

19th Century

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VAT status

Seller is VAT registered

SKU

90923085
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