29 November 2007
A GERMAN SILVER TABLE-CENTREPIECE
MARK OF M.H. WILKENS & SÖHNE, HEMELINGEN, DATED 1902, RETAILED BY E. MARCUS
In the Jugendstil-style, the base formed as two shallow oval bowls rising to a central stem modelled as trailing foliage surrounding a cast female figure, each end with a further female figure holding a floral garland, with circular bowl, engraved on one side with initials and dated '1877 18 December 1902' on the other, marked on rim, further stamped '144883'
22 5/8 in. (57.5 cm.) high
30½ in. (77.5 cm.) long
201 oz. (6,243 gr.)
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