ANTIQUE 20thC GERMAN SOLID SILVER PAIR OF LARGE KNIGHT FIGURES, HANAU c.1920

  USD $8,648
  United Kingdom

DESCRIPTION

Antique early-20th Century pair of large and fine German solid silver figures, each parcel gilt and modelled as a knight in full suits of armour, carved face beneath a hinged visor, one sporting a sword and the other an axe, both holding a shield applied and chased with armorials.

The two statues stand on a large embellished pedestal base with foliage, a lion holding a shield on each corner. The knights are inspired by the Emperor Maximilian I's monument in the Hofkirche in Innsbruck, one of the most important series of life-size bronze statues of the 16th century.

Each base is Hallmarked German silver (800+ standard), Maker's mark probably for Vereinigte Silberwarenfabriken, Hanau, year 1900's.

CONDITION

In Great Condition - no damage, just general wear.

SIZE

Height (each): 29.7cm

Width (each): 11.5 x 10.7cm

Total Weight: 1550g

REFERENCE NUMBER: A4129

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Location Germany
Designer / Brand Vereinigte Silberwarenfabriken
Period c. 1920
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状态 pre-owned