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Silver Model of a Queen

This silver model of a Queen bears the marks that associate it with the Neresheimer firm in Hanau, which was founded in 1890 by August and Ludwig Neresheimer with Jean Schlingloff.  Hanau was an important manufacturing centre for highly decorative and ornate pieces, and its silversmiths were very skilled.  Neresheimer produced a number of decorative objects, such as tankards, nautilus cups and nefs, and even figures and animals, a number of which were made specifically for the British market.  Silver from Hanau was exported to Britain mainly between the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, and this figure of the Queen bears the import mark and the London assay mark for 1928.  Neresheimer enjoyed a very successful business relationship with Berthold Hermann Mueller, their agent in London, who sold a number of their items in the shop he opened in Wardour Street in 1893. 


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