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    Sale 2004

    Important English, Continental and American Silver

    22 May 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 68

    A MONUMENTAL GERMAN SILVER-GILT NEF

    MARK OF GEORG ROTH, HANAU, CIRCA 1905

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    A MONUMENTAL GERMAN SILVER-GILT NEF
    MARK OF GEORG ROTH, HANAU, CIRCA 1905
    With a figurehead of Neptune, the topsides decorated with a chased panel of Venus on one side and Poseidon on the other, ten gunports with lids, sixteen catheads with rings, dolphin rudder, planking over the entire hull; a two-tiered deck detailed with figures, bow chasers, railings, stairways, figure with cart, canopy covered quarter deck with men drinking and eating; rigged with bowspirit with pulpit, three masts, crow's nests, cross spars, standing and running rigging, and fitted with a suit of shaped sails and flags, all set on wheels on cradles, marked on hull and deck
    33 in. (83.8 cm.) long; 321 oz. 10 dwt. (9984 gr.)


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