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    Sale 5372

    Christie's Interiors- Style & Spirit

    18 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 565

    AN IMPOSING GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER NEF PORT GALLEON

    MARK OF NERESHEIMER OF HANAU, SPONSOR'S MARK OF BERTHOLD MÜLLER, WITH ENGLISH IMPORT MARKS FOR LONDON, 1922

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    AN IMPOSING GERMAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER NEF PORT GALLEON
    MARK OF NERESHEIMER OF HANAU, SPONSOR'S MARK OF BERTHOLD MÜLLER, WITH ENGLISH IMPORT MARKS FOR LONDON, 1922
    Raised on four dolphin wheels, the bird-headed prow with tap on top, an anchor dependent, the four masts in full sail engraved with armorials and each capped by a pennant, with pierced galleried sides, the deck and rigging with numerous crewmen in 17th century costume and manned with four cannons on deck and six more on either side, gilt interior
    26 in. (66 cm. high); 20½ in. (52 cm.) wide
    161 oz. (4991 gr.)


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