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Our Silver Sale on Wednesday 29 March has a lovely assortment of animal models that include a cow, ducks and pig.
Pictured is a German model of a pig by Neresheimer – a partnership of August and Ludwig Neresheimer and Jean Schlingoff that was founded in 1890. They were well known for producing high quality silver items, particularly animals. Valued at £2000-£3,000, the pig was imported by Berthold Muller, London, 1910 and has a detachable head.
Also of note is a pair of rather dapper continental whimsical models of ducks. Possibly by Cartier, they both sport a bow tie with realistically chased feathers. The tallest is 23.5cm high and they carry a price estimate of £1,500-£2,500.
Staying with the farmyard theme is a German cow creamer by Simon Rosenau who was born in 1861 to a Jewish family in Bad Kissingen, Bavaria. He succeeded his father, Salomon Rosenau, to the business in 1892, and opened another shop a year later in Paris. The creamer was imported by John George Piddington, London, in 1905 and carries a guide price of £400-£600.
You will also find many other models of animals and birds in the Sale, which starts at 12 noon.