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19th C. German Hanau 800 Silver Tea Caddy Karl Söhnlein & Söhne Cherubs, Repousse

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Antique 19th century German Hanau 800 Silver Tea Caddy Karl Söhnlein & Söhne We are offering... This highly detailed, beautifully shaped, heavy and ornate antique solid 800 silver Tea Caddy was crafted by the exclusive Hanau silversmiths Karl Söhnlein & Söhne. The hallmarks date this ornate tea caddy to 1888-1910. The caddy is adorned with playful cherubs wrestling in a grassy knoll, surrounded by blossoming trees. A whimsical castle sits far off in the distance. The convex sides of the caddy are similarly detailed, but with swirling flowered patterns and pairs of love birds. From the middle to the end of the nineteenth century, an amalgamation of older historic styles were designed to satisfy the tastes of the wealthy nouveau riche. These works were known as "Hanau Silver." With the production of "antique silver", Hanau found a market niche, which brought its silver manufacturers enormous prosperity and worldwide reputation. Approx. Dimensions: Height: 3 3/4" Width: 4 1/2" Depth: 3" at its widest (center) 1.5" on its tapered sides Opening & lid: 2" diameter Approx. Weight: 250g Condition: Beautiful age-related condition. Some patina due to the nature of its age. This tea caddy would be enhanced with a good hand polish. Please see all photos for complete description. LOC. F State(s) Sales Tax may apply Shipping charges include professional packaging, handling, shipping costs, and insurance when necessary.