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Hanau Silver Frederick the Great Serving Spoon - Der Alte Fritz     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1460
Period: Victorian
Year: 1886
Silversmith: J.D. Schleissner & Sohne
Place: Hanau
Price: $ 470.00
Weight: 177 grams
Dimensions: 29.0 cm
Condition: Excellent - perfect in every way.

Description: A magnificent Hanau silver serving spoon, commemorating the 100 year anniversary of Frederick the Great (Frederick II of Prussia), whose nickname was "Der Alte Fritz" (Old Fritz). The handle of the spoon is a very detailed full length cast figure, with detail on both the back and front. Frederick is standing on a plinth with the dates "1740-1786", the dates he reigned, on top of the Imperial Prussian Eagle and Crown. The spoon bowl (also cast) is heart shaped, with decorative flowers and foliage. The spoon is excellent quality, suitable for display or use. Frederick, also Prince Elector of the Holy Roman Empire, modernised the Prussian army and won military acclaim, so much so that even Napoleon regarded him as one of the greatest tactical geniuses of his time. J.D. Schleissner & Sohne were Hanau's "pre-eminant producer of antique style silverware in the latter 19th century (www.925-1000.com), they exhibited at the 1893 Chicago and 1904 St Louis international expositions. The hallmarks are clear, and include bunch of grapes (Scheffler 479), pseudo assay scrape zig-zag, and R.C under crown (Scheffler 475).
Hanau Silver Frederick the Great Serving Spoon - Der Alte Fritz
Hanau silver Frederick the Great serving spoon - der alte fritz

Hanau Silver Frederick the Great Serving Spoon - Der Alte Fritz
Spoon with scale

Hanau Silver Frederick the Great Serving Spoon - Der Alte Fritz
Back of spoon

Hanau Silver Frederick the Great Serving Spoon - Der Alte Fritz
Back showing detail

Hanau Silver Frederick the Great Serving Spoon - Der Alte Fritz
Imperial eagle

Hanau Silver Frederick the Great Serving Spoon - Der Alte Fritz
Spoon bowl

Hanau Silver Frederick the Great Serving Spoon - Der Alte Fritz
Back showing detail

Hanau Silver Frederick the Great Serving Spoon - Der Alte Fritz
Makers mark and assay scrape

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