E & M PerezEllen and Michael Perez

Silver Hanau Germany Rococo Casket - ca 1895 - George Roth

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From the workshop of George Roth of Hanau Germany, ca 1895, this silver casket is beautifully crafted in the French rococo style. It measures 4 1/2" x 4 5/8" x 3", and is good heavy weight, 12 troy ounces. The interior has some remnants of gilding remaining, and the locking mechanism is visible (no key). It is stamped on the bottom with the marks of George Roth, with crowns over an A, a P, and a Fleur de lis. George Roth was a silversmith in Hanau, working between 1891 and 1908, and like many silversmiths of Hanau, he created a variety of silver items, all done in an earlier style. Many of his works are in the French style, and are elaborate and finely detailed, his marks on these wares similar in style to early French hallmarks. The design on this casket is lush and detailed, with typical rococo elements of fruit, flowers, foliate scrolls, with swags, shields, detailed banding, and a textured background. The finial is a rampant lion holding a shield. In excellent condition, no damage, very slight evidence of wear, and some tarnish. This is an exceptionally fine and aesthetic example of Hanau silverwork, in design and craftsmanship. Please see all photos for details, additional images area available if requested. Shipping via USPS or Fedex. Please note that we pack items very well, insure them, and these costs are included in purchase price.