An unusal German silver clarte jug modelled as a demi griffin
Lot 49
An unusual late 19th century German silver armorial claret jug, incuse stamped H. Meyen & Co., circa 1880,
Sold for £8,400 (US$ 14,118) inc. premium
Lot Details
An unusual late 19th century German silver armorial claret jug,
incuse stamped H. Meyen & Co., circa 1880,
modelled as a crowned sea-griffin, the hinged cover set with amethyst-coloured gem over foil, raised on a spread circular base with bead decoration, height 40.2cm, total weight 41.4oz.

Footnotes

  • The sea griffin is the crest for the von Puttkammer of Pomerania, Silesia and the Netherlands, who were Barons of the Holy Roman Empire from 13th October 1681, Barons of the Kingdom of Prussia from 30th August 1730 and named in the Nobility of the Netherlands 19th October 1816.

    Otto von Bismark (1815-1898) married Johanna von Putkammer in 1847. Bismark was a key figure in the Unification of Germany, becoming the first Chancellor in 1871.
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