A Hanauer Silberwaren-Manufaktur German Silver Wine Cooler after Juste-Aurèle Meissonnier, Hanau, Germany, circa 1895
    Marks: (pseudo French hallmarks)
    10-7/8 inches high (27.6 cm)

    The wine cooler with slightly everted rim, engraved banded collar, upper body with nude classical figures dancing and feasting in jovial bacchanal scene, figural handle mounts of merman and mermaid with elongated bifurcated tails in relief wrangling sea serpents to each hand, gilt washed interior, lower bulbous waist with chased and repoussé scene to cartouche of Neptune pulled by dolphin beasts hunting horses, obverse cartouche with mythical figure pulled on chariot by two griffins, below to rounded layered base with bead-and-dart collar, terminating on short shaped pedestal.

    Note: The first two pseudo-marks are imitations of 18th century French poincons-- the "crowned A" a Paris charge mark and the "crowned P" a Parisian maison commune mark of 1784.

    Condition Report*:

    Light dents to footed base, some rubbing throughout, light warping to base rim, rim cast slightly unevenly, otherwise presenting well with surface scratches commensurate with polishing, age, and use.

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    October, 2016
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