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The silversmiths of Hanau, Germany, revived the ancient silver styles of the German Renaissance and Middle Ages. It began with the return to Hanau of August Schleissner during the 1860's. Hanau had the status of a Free Town so the silver guilds had no control of what the silver smiths produced. Schleissner reproduced the old styles and so successful did he become that other silversmiths also began production. One feature of their work is the "fantasy" silver marks they used.

Marked with the initals J.L.S. in a punched mark, the letter 13 signifying 13/16ths silver, (.812) and another punch of a bunch of grapes. Schlingloff was a more restrained  user of  "pseudo" hall marks.

The spoon has a sixteenth century galleon as the finial.

On verso, a previous owners identifyng mark.

Length. 170 mm. (6 3/4 inches).

 

HANAU BON BON GALLEON SPOON. JEAN L. SCHLINGLOFF.

AU$125.00Price
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