6.50"height, 10.50"width 28.49 troy ounces (886 grams)
SOLD The cow creamer gained international popularity in eighteenth century England. Scholars attributed its origin to Dutch silversmith, John Schuppe. After immigrating to London, he registered as a large plateworker on June 28, 1753. Its novelty and appeal crossed socioeconomic boundaries and led to widespread ceramic production of this form. The tail of the cow creamer, comprising the handle, is marked with the standard German national hallmark used after 1886, a crescent moon and crown (Halbmond und Krone). The tail is also marked with the profile of a lion and 925, indicating the metal content.
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4.5" length, .6 troy ounces (19 grams)
The origins of the tussie mussie occurred in the Medieval time. The portable floral arrangement was meant to keep the nose happy or gay. It arrived in this country with the colonists, who referred to them as tussie mussies. The English preferred the term of nosegay. They became fashionable during Queen Victoria's reign, when they became a messenger of affection. Each sprig of aromatic herbs for flowers was chosen for its meaning according to the language of flowers. Traditionally, the center flower was a rose, which means love.
The removal of the replaced ball at the pinnacle of the cone liberated three legs, allowing the arrangement to be displayed on a table top.
NOVEL CONTINENTAL SOLID SILVER SCENT BOTTLE IN THE SHAPE OF A BELLOW
This wedding cup is a wonderful example of a cup that was unique to Germany for many years. There is a lovely story that goes with this type of cup: One day a young silversmith went to the father of his one true love and asked for her hand in marriage. The wealthy merchant saw that though the silversmith was young and poor, he had great prospects. He gave the silversmith a task. If he could create a cup that both the bride and groom could drink from at the same time, he would give permission for the two to marry. The young silversmith went right to work and created a vessel that had two cups, one remained stationary while the second cup would swing. The father was so impressed with it that he gave his blessing for the marriage.
SUPERB JAPANESE STERLING OVERLAY GLASS BITTERS BOTTLE