Antique German Silver Tea Cannister

GBP 6,500.00

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Object Description

A 17th century German parcel-gilt silver caddy of barrel shape. With a screw top lid and drop ring handle. Beautifully made and very tactile to hold. Suitable for tea and sugar. Raised on four ball feet, the box is decorated throughout with silver lobes against a matted gilt background.
Weight 321 grams, 10.3 troy ounces.
Height 11.5cm (to the top), 15cm (to top of handle).
Stamped on the top and underside of body with German silver marks and assay scrape for Augsburg, Germany.
Maker Marx Schaller II.
Circa 1675-79.
See Rosenburg German silver marks for Augsburg page 127.

Marx Schaller, German silversmith. Working in Augsburg during mid to end of 17th century. Married in 1651. Died 1700.

Object Condition

The silver cannister is very good condition and fully functional. Stamped with German silver hallmarks.
Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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