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    A Continental Silver Figural Centerpiece, circa 1882-1898
    Marks: 875.M, (84-logotype-ПT)
    14 inches high (35.6 cm)
    26.43 troy ounces

    The centerpiece having highly detailed standard in the form of a palm tree, fronds arching downwards, foot of tree surrounded by various foliage and ostrich, four-sided pyramidal base embellished with scrollwork to corners and engraved ZGS to front cartouche, raised on four scrolled feet between lower floral aprons.

    Note: This form is closely related to Australian examples of the same period that bear cut-glass bowls above the standard. The .875 standard is recorded to have been used by several Baltic states, Finland, Poland, Switzerland, Romania, and Latvia. The centerpiece carries a special hallmark used in Russia between 1882-1898 to denoted imported silver. The mark indicated the fineness, town of importation, and ПТ (abbreviated Cyrillic for 'imported goods.')


    Condition Report*:

    Standard with slight bend and missing bowl above, foliage to lower apron trim with bending, light dent to upper bowl flange, one leaf tip missing from upper palm frond, scattered pin dents, otherwise with surface scratches commensurate with age, polishing, and use.

    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

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    October, 2016
    18th Tuesday
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