A GERMAN SILVER-GILT NEF, HANAU, LATE 19TH CENTURY
the lobed base chased with dolphins within strapwork, Neptune supports the hull, detachable deck with three masts manned and rigged with sailor figures
marked throughout, possibly by Gebrüder Gutgesell, with French control marks
32 oz 5 dwt
height 20½ in.
A few minor dings, two masts lacking tips, otherwise good condition.
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