A Three Piece J.D. Schleissner and Söhne German Silver and Glass Centerpiece, Hanau, Germany, circa 1890
    Marks: (crown), (bear), B, 800, (scythe) GERMANY
    8-1/2 inches tall x 24-1/2 inches wide (21.6 x 62.2 cm) (jardinière)

    The three piece group with open jardinière centerpiece, the silver stand with swan figureheads on wave-like base with cupids resting on upturned shells holding a scalloped engraved glass liner; two compotes with engraved glass bowls between scrolled handles raising from figural swan standards with highly detailed outstretched wings, resting on acanthus leaf border raised on ovoid band.

    Condition Report*:

    The arms of the garniture are removable to allow for removal of glass insert, and one pin that holds the arm in place has been replaced.  Glass centerpiece liner with two large repaired cracks with some loss (some of the shattered glass was not reglued to the piece), which is visible in the primary image at the right end of the jardinere, largely obscured by the swan.  Otherwise the garniture shows well with light surface scratches.    

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    November, 2015
    12th Thursday
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