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Hanau Silver Bejewelled Cabochon Musician - 13 Loth, Trumpet Player     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11136
Period: Victorian
Year: Circa 1880
Silversmith:
Place: Hanau
Price: $ 440.00
Weight: 110 grams
Dimensions: 11.4 cm height
Condition: Excellent.

Description: An interesting solid silver figure of a musician playing a trumpet, decorated with coloured cabochon "jewels" in red, blue and green. The figure is beautifully modelled, the detail is astounding, clearly the work of a master craftsman. A total of 21 cabochons are present, we assume they are paste of glass, to simulate rubies, sapphires and emeralds, the cabochon in the hat is larger than the others. The texturing of the hat, hair and stockings is all done by hand. Their are traces of gilding on the figure, at end of trumpet and under coat. The figure only has one hallmark, a clear 13 in shield, quite a stylised 3, this is for 13 Loth silver, or 812 standard, used in Germany prior to 1888, hence our dating of the figure as circa 1880. Whilst no makers mark is present, we are confident it originates in Hanau, Germany, where a number of similar bejewelled figures were made, including a number of musicians. A number can be seen on the Pushkin Antiques website, www.pushkinantiques.com, in the archive/ sold section of their German silver. The Hanau silver industry produced Historicist silver copying Medieval, Classical and Baroque styles, in the late 19th and early 20th century. They were not regulated, and often used fantasy hallmarks, or left items without hallmarks.
Hanau Silver Bejewelled Cabochon Musician - 13 Loth, Trumpet Player
Hanau Silver Bejewelled Cabochon Musician - 13 Loth, Trumpet Player

Hanau Silver Bejewelled Cabochon Musician - 13 Loth, Trumpet Player
Hanau silver bejewelled cabochon musician

Hanau Silver Bejewelled Cabochon Musician - 13 Loth, Trumpet Player
Hanau silver trumpet player with jewels

Hanau Silver Bejewelled Cabochon Musician - 13 Loth, Trumpet Player
Continental silver musician

Hanau Silver Bejewelled Cabochon Musician - 13 Loth, Trumpet Player
Base of silver figure

Hanau Silver Bejewelled Cabochon Musician - 13 Loth, Trumpet Player
13 loth silver hallmark - cabochon jewels

Hanau Silver Bejewelled Cabochon Musician - 13 Loth, Trumpet Player
Hanau silver musician, 13 loth, scale

Hanau Silver Bejewelled Cabochon Musician - 13 Loth, Trumpet Player
Hanau Silver Bejewelled Cabochon Musician scale

Hanau Silver Bejewelled Cabochon Musician - 13 Loth, Trumpet Player
Hanau Silver musician, back view

Hanau Silver Bejewelled Cabochon Musician - 13 Loth, Trumpet Player
Cabochon Musician hat, top view

Hanau Silver Bejewelled Cabochon Musician - 13 Loth, Trumpet Player
Cabochons on arms - silver figure

Hanau Silver Bejewelled Cabochon Musician - 13 Loth, Trumpet Player
antique silver base with jewels

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