Lot 219

An imposing German table centrepiece with almandine cabochons, circa 1900

Works of Art, Antiquities | A82kua | Live auction | 412 Lots

Starting Price € 30,000

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Silver, the mark of fineness "800" stamped under the rim of the basin, along with the crescent/crown and a manufacturer's mark "JLS" for Jean L. Schlingloff, Hanau. The four feet in the shape of elaborately wrought dolphins. These supporting a large basin, composed of boss segments arranged in a radial pattern, starting in the centre. Eight almandine cabochons inset in the blossoms of the fully sculptured tendrils around the edge. A slender dolphin at the centre of the basin, this embellished with acanthus leaves, its tail fin holding aloft a fanciful, three-mast vessel, lavishly and delicately ornate. The ship with figurative, oval fields in relief on the hull, engraved sails and several sailors on the deck, in the rigging and the crow's nests. Signs of age and handling. Height 80 cm, weight 7.9 kg.Extremely prestigious table centrepiece of impressive size and elegance.Condition: II

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