Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Antique L. Neresheimer & Co. Hanau Silver German Bridal Basket with Beveled Vase Glass Insert

In Silver > Show & Tell.
TreasureHunt…'s loves241 of 342Old SwordAntique Unusual Ornate Silver Tiger Claw Brooch
9
Love it
0
Like it

TreasureHunter-1TreasureHunter-1 loves this.
Junkman60Junkman60 loves this.
auraaura loves this.
nutsabotas6nutsabotas6 loves this.
NewfldNewfld loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
TassieDevilTassieDevil loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
AdeleCAdeleC loves this.
See 7 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 3 years ago

    CatskillVi…
    (13 items)

    The history of Hanau Silver is a fascinating one, that has its roots in the late 15th century when the City fathers began to lure Masters from other parts of Germany and other foreign countries such as the Netherlands to increase their economic base. The years 1600-1800 brought a lot of economic ups and downs, and it wasn't until the early 1800's that the silver industry in Hanau began to flourish, mostly having to do with the success of Johann Schleissner.

    It was Schleissner's son Daniel who took a keen interest in the renaissance, baroque and rococo periods, and studied many private and public collections of genuine old silver, acquiring an intimate knowledge of the style of these periods. He became the driving force behind the production of silver in the antique style in Hanau.

    Hanau Silver was also known (infamously) for skirting the German Hallmark laws, especially when exporting to other countries.

    The piece you are viewing was made by L. Neresheimer & Co. (established 1903), who were known for their careful and artistic copying of the Old Masters and their style. This wonderful and ornate Bridal Basket features pierced silver (lattice) with floral repousse and 2 medallions depicting love birds on one side, and bag pipes on the other. The piece is Hallmarked with Neresheimer "N" in a shield, the number "13" indicating a lot purity of .812 (13/16) silver and marked Germany. The interior of the bottom rim is engraved "H. H. Battle 33", which we have identified as a Philadelphia Florist from the early 1900's. The insert is a flared handblown glass with beveled rims.

    logo
    Silver
    See all
    13 Piece Royal Tea Set European Vintage Ceramic Tea Set Household Cups & Saucers
    13 Piece Royal Tea Set European Vin...
    $40
    Early Antique Scottish Silver Thistle, Smokey Topaz & Horn Mull Snuff Box, NR
    Early Antique Scottish Silver Thist...
    $166
    ANTIQUE 1887 DOMINICK & HAFF REPOUSSE FLORAL STERLING SILVER TRAVELING CORKSCREW
    ANTIQUE 1887 DOMINICK & HAFF REPOUS...
    $100
    ANTIQUE GEORGE SHIEBLER AESTHETIC FROG LILY PAD STERLING SILVER VESTA MATCH SAFE
    ANTIQUE GEORGE SHIEBLER AESTHETIC F...
    $360
    logo
    13 Piece Royal Tea Set European Vintage Ceramic Tea Set Household Cups & Saucers
    13 Piece Royal Tea Set European Vin...
    $40
    See all

    Comments

    1. vetraio50 vetraio50, 3 years ago
      Great Object and a Great Description !!!
    2. nutsabotas6 nutsabotas6, 3 years ago
      So very beautiful !!!
    3. CatskillVintageShop CatskillVintageShop, 3 years ago
      Thank you vetraio50!
    4. CatskillVintageShop CatskillVintageShop, 3 years ago
      Thank you nutsabotas6!

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.