TWO CONTINENTAL PARCEL-GILT SILVER BÜTTENMÄNNER MAKER'S MARK BP AND SPREAD EAGLE, SWITZERLAND OR GERMANY, 19TH CENTURY
TWO CONTINENTAL PARCEL-GILT SILVER BÜTTENMÄNNER
MAKER'S MARK BP AND SPREAD EAGLE, SWITZERLAND OR GERMANY, 19TH CENTURY
Each on hexagonal stepped base, the male figure dressed in Renaissance costume and holding a flagon in one hand, a staff in the other, and carrying a basket on its back, a small dog seated by his feet, one büttenmann engraved on underside of basket with a coat-of-arms and initials NW, the flagon applied with a coat-of-arms below initials IL on one one side and BW on the other, the second büttenmann's flagon engraved NW below a coat-of-arms identical to the first figure, the heads unscrew, marked on both bases, one marked with later French control mark
11 ¼ in. (28.4 cm.) high, the first, 10 5⁄8 in. (27 cm.) high, the second
30 oz. 14 dwt. (956 gr.)
The Collection of the Rothschild family.
By descent to the present owners.