Antique 19th Century Rare German Solid Silver Pair of Monumental Figural Ewers For Sale
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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.

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  • Creator
    J.D. Schleissner & Söhne 1 (Maker)
  • In the Style Of
  • Place of Origin
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1890
  • Period
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    In Excellent Condition - no damage.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 16.54 in. x W 6.3 in. x D 12.8 in.H 42 cm x W 16 cm x D 32.5 cm
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Seller Reference Number
    A3576
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Reference Number
    LU134824221903
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