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
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

c. 1890 Germany

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£19,995 gbp
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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.

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.
In Excellent Condition - no damage.
Dimensions
Height 42.00 cm (16.54 inches)
Width 32.50 cm (12.80 inches)
Depth 16.00 cm (6.30 inches)
Weight 5000.00g (160.77oz t)
Stock Code
A3576
Medium
Silver, 800+ standard
Signed/Inscribed
Both bases are Hallmarked German pseudo-marks used in Hanau
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