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B Neresheimer & Sohnes

B. Neresheimer & Sohne, Hanau, Germany are probably the best well known of the Hanoi silversmith firms operating around the turn of the 19th century. The antique silver industry of Hanau specialised in excellent copies of old master silversmiths’ work, particularly Nuremberg pieces, double lady cups, old goblets, snuff boxes and so on. These copies were marked with fantasy marks, somewhat resembling old marks, which also harmonized with the style of the piece. For example, French rococo style reproductions are marked with French looking marks, German seventeenth century-inspired pieces got German-looking marks, and so on. These marks were usually in a style reminiscent of seventeenth and eighteenth century maker’s marks.

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B Neresheimer & Sohnes

B. Neresheimer & Sohne, Hanau, Germany are probably the best well known of the Hanoi silversmith firms operating around the turn of the 19th century. The antique silver industry of Hanau specialised in excellent copies of old master silversmiths’ work, particularly Nuremberg pieces, double lady cups, old goblets, snuff boxes and so on. These copies were marked with fantasy marks, somewhat resembling old marks, which also harmonized with the style of the piece. For example, French rococo style reproductions are marked with French looking marks, German seventeenth century-inspired pieces got German-looking marks, and so on. These marks were usually in a style reminiscent of seventeenth and eighteenth century maker’s marks.

  • Circa 1900

    B Neresheimer & Sohnes

    8259 Antique German Silver Double Box

    £550

    An unusual silver box with domed hinged lids to top and bottom and a double compartment. To each side there are embossed interior scenes of people in old fashioned clothing; drinking, playing musical instruments and relaxing with animals. Original gilt interior. Weight 142 grams, 4.5 troy ounces. Height 7.5 cm. Top measures 7 x 4.5 cm. Marked inside the base with the pseudo marks of Wolf & Knell founded in 1887, merged in 1914 with Gebruder Glaser to form Vereinigte Silberwarenfabriken. Hanau, circa 1900.

  • 1900

    B Neresheimer & Sohnes

    9941 Antique Silver Bear Decanter

    £7,950

    A splendid antique silver drinks flask in the form of a standing bear with outstretched paws. Excellent quality and heavy gauge cast silver. Very pleasing design with lifelike detail in the face and all-over chased fur. The head is removable so that the body can be used as a decanter and the head as a cup; it pours beautifully. The interior is gilded. Contains 1 litre. Weight 1407 grams, 45.2 troy ounces. Height 24.5cm. Width between the paws 13.5cm. German Hanau silver marks. Probably Neresheimer. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

    B Neresheimer & Sohnes

    8839 Antique Silver Knights on Horse Back

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    An exceptional pair of antique German silver table ornaments in the form of large model knights in armour, each astride a galloping horse. These are particularly nice examples in terms of size and also the quality of workmanship. Weight 1490 and 1507 grams, total weight 2997 grams, 96.3 troy ounces. Height 30 cms. Spread 37.5 cms including the lance. Base 20.5 x 10 cms. Marked on top of the base with German silver marks crown and moon, and Germany. Makers mark “n” for Neresheimer. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

    B Neresheimer & Sohnes

    5034 Pair of German Silver "Kitten" Salts

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    A pretty pair of antique continental silver salts mounted with kittens. Heavy cast silver. Weight 380 grams, 12.2 troy ounces. Height 6 cms. Base measures 9 x 5 cms. Spread 11 cms. Continental silver mark for Neresheimer. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

    B Neresheimer & Sohnes

    6148 Antique Silver Table Bird

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    An excellent quality antique silver model of a bird with articulated wings. Good weight and extremely fine detail. Weight 730 grams, 23.4 troy ounces. Length 36 cms. Height 13 cms. German silver marks on the edge of the tail for Neresheimer. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

    B Neresheimer & Sohnes

    7776 Antique German Silver Neff Sailing Ship

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    This is a superb solid silver galleon ship, known as a Nef), with a tall mast having multi section sails, a manned crows nest and rigging. The deck is beautifully modelled with people and equipment – to the rear the captain is steering the ship’s wheel with a lantern behind him, and on the prow a sailor is standing next to the ships cannon, the anchor hangs below. Around the edge of the deck there is a pierced gallery decorated with cherubs and flowers.

    The top section of the Neff can be removed from the hull. The hull of the ship is finely chased with cherubs and leaves, flowers and scrolls and the interior is gilded. The ship stands on four decorative wheels.

    Weight 577 grams, 18.5 troy ounces. Height 24.5 cms. Spread 25 cms. Top of the hull measures 18 x 6 cms. The hull has a set of German hallmarks with maker’s mark for Neresheimer. The bottom edge of the top section has the silver grade “13”. Circa 1900.

  • Circa 1900

    B Neresheimer & Sohnes

    8200 Antique Silver Knights on Horse Back

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    An exceptional pair of antique German silver table ornaments in the form of large model knights in armour, each astride a galloping horse. These are particularly nice examples in terms of size and also the quality of workmanship. The knights have faux ivory faces and helmets with hinged visors which can be opened and closed; in the right hand they each hold a jousting pole, or lance, and in the left they clasp the horse’s reins. The models are very intricate with many separate pieces assembled together such as the sword, jousting pole, sword, stirrups and horse bridal. The bases have a naturalist finish representing a grassy field with frogs and lizards and around the bottom edge there is a pierced silver panel with trailing foliage.
    Although similar in size and stance, these models are significantly different in the decoration of the war horse armour and head embellishments. One horse carries a tall plumed cone on the crest of its head and bears a heraldic plaque on its haunches whereas the other sports a bird figure on the head and lacks any armorial detail.
    Weight 1474 and 1465 grams, total weight 2939 grams, 94.5 troy ounces. Height 34 cms. Spread 18.5 cms excluding the lance. Base 20.3 x 10 cms. Marked on top of the base with German silver marks crown, moon, silver purity mark “800” (800/1000) and Germany. Makers mark “n” for Neresheimer. Circa 1900.

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