Smith & Singer
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A pair of German 800 silver comports, H. Meyen & Co., Berlin, late 19th/early 20th century

Estimate $3,000 – $4,000

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each with a shallow ovoid shell-moulded bowl, above a turned tapering standard flanked by dual dolphin supports, raised on a weighted stepped oval platform base, with a naturalistic ground within a shell and corn husk border, above four shell-capped feet, hallmarked with an assay mark for 800 silver and H. Meyen & Co. maker's mark
3,886 gms total weight, 35.5 cm wide, 25.5 cm high, 23.5 cm deep

Condition Report

Each with areas of tarnishing a surface grime overall. Some rippling to the shell-moulded bowl, consistent with age and use over time. One with a slight bend to the lower section of the plinth base, however both comports are stable. Minor surface scratches and dents in places. Hallmarks clear.

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