DESCRIPTION High quality miniature Victorian cast silver pail with swing handle and decorated with putti undertaking artistic endeavours within a rococo themed landscape. Possible Masonic inspiration providing the mathematician with his dividers and the sculptor with his bust.
SILVERSMITH Neresheimer, marked to base.
DATE or HALLMARK circa 1895. The ant-like mark towards the top rim and within a rectangular punch is the French import mark for silver articles above 800 fine (except watches) used from 1st July 1893.
ASSAY OFFICE made in Hanau
HEIGHT exc. handle 1 ", 34mm
SILVER STANDARD 925 sterling silver
CONDITION very good, some of the decoration has softened, small bumps to base rim

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