German 18th Century Silver Trophy Urn. 32 in. monumental hand chased, repousse and pierced decorated trophy urn, the lid has a finial with a standing figure of a nude woman looking into a hand mirror with a figure of cupid standing in front of her, the lid has relief filigree, fruit and panels with figures of men riding mythical dragonesque water creatures. The body of the urn has a large bowl top with relief scenic panels of gods and goddesses along with nude male and female winged angel busts; the bottom of the urn has an inverted bell form with more symbolic full standing God and Goddess figures surrounded by filigree and animals including a monkey, rabbit, squirrel, butterflies, snails, serpents and phoenixes. On an urn shaped stem with 3 handles, pierced decorated plinth and wide trumpeted base. Signed on the bowl, top of base and on the rim, each with 3 hallmarks including a scripted number “13 Lot” silver purity mark (13/16 Lot is .812 fineness), this mark is consistent with early German silver hallmarks of the 19th century and earlier; the other 2 marks we have not been able to identify. In overall very good condition, has a very minor 2" stress crack in the bottom of the bowl; engraved under the lid with a very fine coat of arms. 31 in. high x 10.75 in. dia. Weight: 151 oz.

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