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Antique 19th Century Rare German Solid Silver Pair of Monumental Figural Ewers

$23,820.98Asking Priceper set


Antique 19th century rare and magnificent pair of German solid silver caquesseitao aquamaniles / monumental ewers, both heavily cast in the style of Renaissance mythological birds with dragon heads and scaly tails, the bodies are embossed with Mythological scenes, impressive talons resting on a domed circular base. The Mythological "Caquesseitao," or ancestor of the devil, was probably a fruit bat but its description developed a recurrent theme found in Portuguese and Indo-Portuguese works of art, such as dragon-headed birds shaped aquamaniles, for a rare Portuguese example dating circa 1700s sold for over £150.000. Both bases are Hallmarked German pseudo-marks used in Hanau, acid tested shows a 800+ standard, the marks are for J. D. Schleissner & Sohne, one of the most important silver manufacturers active in Hanau in the 19th century, specializing in producing high-quality exhibition pieces in the Renaissance and Baroque style.


  • Creator
  • Dimensions
    Height: 16.54 in. (42 cm)Width: 6.3 in. (16 cm)Depth: 12.8 in. (32.5 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Renaissance (In the Style Of)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1890
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. In Excellent Condition - no damage.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: A35761stDibs: LU1348216893701

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