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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.
oth 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.
|Height||42.00 cm||(16.54 inches)|
|Width||32.50 cm||(12.80 inches)|
|Depth||16.00 cm||(6.30 inches)|
Pushkin Antiques Ltd
Lower Ground Floor, Grays Antiques
58 Davies Street