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    A German Silver and Ostrich Egg Figural Ewer, 19th century
    Marks: (tree), PP
    11-5/8 inches high (29.5 cm)
    35.2 ounces (gross)

    The ewer of rotund Renaissance-style male form, lid being hat with feather-plume thumb lever, carved wood handle with figureheads to thumbrest and joint, male in traditional dress with charming stylized face and sweeping mustache and beard, hands clutching rotund egg belly, shield cartouche to breast engraved with German presentation, ostrich egg comprising lower half of body, ribbed base and collar of silver.


    Condition Report*: Minor age-related cracking to handle, very minor warping to base, minor polish residue, minor hole near left elbow to silver overlay, egg with 2.5 inch hairline emanating from handle joint, otherwise with surface scratches and wear commensurate with age and use.  
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    January, 2017
    19th Thursday
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