19th Century German 800 Silver Pierced Repousse Openwork Bowl / Basket

Age:
19th Century
Material:
German 800 Silver
Dimensions:
21cm x 16.5cm
Shipping:
Standard Parcel
Price:
£ 125
This item is available to view and buy at:
13A Bangor Road
Edinburgh
EH6 5JY
German 800 silver bowl with embossed cherubs / putti in the centre. Pierced and repousse work decorated with floral swags, lattice, and scrolling.
Marks are rubbed but otherwise in good condition.
In 1884 a law was enacted making .800 the minimum national standard for silver in Germany. In 1886 the use of individual city marks was abolished and replaced by the national mark (reichsmark) of a crescent moon & crown mark (Halbmond und Krone) representing the entire German state. These marks became compulsory by 1888.