ANTIQUE 20thC GERMAN SOLID SILVER PAIR OF LARGE KNIGHT FIGURES, HANAU c.1920
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.
In Great Condition - no damage, just general wear.
Height (each): 29.7cm
Width (each): 11.5 x 10.7cm
Total Weight: 1550g
REFERENCE NUMBER: A4129