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    Sale 2039

    Important Silver and Objects of Vertu

    23 October 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 88

    A GERMAN SILVER GILT AQUAMANILE

    MARK OF NERESHEIMER, HANAU, CIRCA 1900

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A GERMAN SILVER GILT AQUAMANILE
    MARK OF NERESHEIMER, HANAU, CIRCA 1900
    In the form of a lion, holding a coat of arms beneath one paw, with hinged cover on head, marked on tail
    4½ in. (11.5 cm.) long; 6 oz. 10 dwt. (213 oz.)


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    This object relates to German 16th century aquamanile, most closely to a 1540 example that is part of the Lüneburg city plate. That aquamanile, nearly 19 in. (48 cm.) in length, is illustrated in Das Lüneburger Ratssilber, 1990, no. 24, illus. p. 141.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MARJORY AND VICTOR HANSEN