ANTIQUE 20thC GERMAN MONUMENTAL SOLID SILVER PERSIAN TRIREME SHIP c.1900
ANTIQUE 20thC GERMAN MONUMENTAL SOLID SILVER PERSIAN TRIREME SHIP c.1900
ANTIQUE 20thC GERMAN MONUMENTAL SOLID SILVER PERSIAN TRIREME SHIP c.1900
ANTIQUE 20thC GERMAN MONUMENTAL SOLID SILVER PERSIAN TRIREME SHIP c.1900
ANTIQUE 20thC GERMAN MONUMENTAL SOLID SILVER PERSIAN TRIREME SHIP c.1900
ANTIQUE 20thC GERMAN MONUMENTAL SOLID SILVER PERSIAN TRIREME SHIP c.1900
ANTIQUE 20thC GERMAN MONUMENTAL SOLID SILVER PERSIAN TRIREME SHIP c.1900
ANTIQUE 20thC GERMAN MONUMENTAL SOLID SILVER PERSIAN TRIREME SHIP c.1900
ANTIQUE 20thC GERMAN MONUMENTAL SOLID SILVER PERSIAN TRIREME SHIP c.1900
ANTIQUE 20thC GERMAN MONUMENTAL SOLID SILVER PERSIAN TRIREME SHIP c.1900
ANTIQUE 20thC GERMAN MONUMENTAL SOLID SILVER PERSIAN TRIREME SHIP c.1900
ANTIQUE 20thC GERMAN MONUMENTAL SOLID SILVER PERSIAN TRIREME SHIP c.1900
ANTIQUE 20thC GERMAN MONUMENTAL SOLID SILVER PERSIAN TRIREME SHIP c.1900

UNKNOWN (worked from c.1880)

ANTIQUE 20thC GERMAN MONUMENTAL SOLID SILVER PERSIAN TRIREME SHIP c.1900

c. 1900 Germany

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DESCRIPTION
Antique early-20th Century German monumental solid silver model of a ship, called a "Nef", beautifully modelled on an ancient Persian Trireme, impressively large and very detailed. The two-masted galleon with pierced gallery and crew on board deck and a crows nests, the hull supported by a stand.

Trireme is an ancient vessel and a type of galley that was used by the ancient maritime civilizations of the Mediterranean, especially the Phoenicians, ancient Greeks and Romans. The trireme derives its name from its three rows of oars, manned with one man per oar. The early trireme was a development of the penteconter, an ancient warship with a single row of 25 oars on each side and of the bireme (Ancient Greek), a warship with two banks of oars, of Phoenician origin. The dominant warship in the Mediterranean during the 7th to 4th centuries BC, after which it was largely superseded by the larger quadriremes and quinqueremes. Triremes played a vital role in the Persian Wars, the creation of the Athenian maritime empire, and its downfall in the Peloponnesian War. The silver is hallmarked 925 (925 standard), and Hanau pseudo marks.

CONDITION
In Great Condition - No Damage.


SIZE
Height: 55cm
Width: 59 x 28cm
Weight: 2890g
In Great Condition - No Damage.
Dimensions
Height 55.00 cm (21.65 inches)
Width 59.00 cm (23.23 inches)
Depth 28.00 cm (11.02 inches)
Weight 2890.00g (92.93oz t)
Stock Code
A5147
Medium
German monumental solid silver model of a ship, called a "Nef".
Signed/Inscribed
The silver is hallmarked 925 (925 standard), and Hanau pseudo marks.
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