An extensive German silver-gilt table centrepiece/dessert suite, the master of the B and anchor, circa 1860
the majority ornately pierced and decorated in the historismus style with masks among scrolling foliage, comprising: a large two-tier figural centrepiece, the stem as a maiden leaning against fruiting vines, cut-glass bowl, terminating in a trumpet; two pierced footed baskets; four further basket frames; five embossed and pierced tazza dishes, with screw attachments; six circular salts and spoons, the spoons in two designs; six cast figures on domed bases; one larger example; four additional figures, and sixteen various sheet scrollwork elements
the centrepiece: 86cm., 33 7/8 in. high
18,272gr., 587oz. 9dwt.