This little piece is absolutely delightful! The group depicted is that of a hunter, with his pipe, walking stick, rifle, hunting dog, and three rabbits!
The hunter stands about 1 and 1/4 inches high. It is almost 2 inches long, and 1 and 1/4 inches wide.
This was tested and silver purity found to be approximately 800, suggesting Dutch or German origin.
There are four Hallmarks on the top side of the base, near the rabbit group. My eyesight is not great, so I can see the four tiny round circles, but I am unable to make out what is inside the circles. However, I am told there is a lion facing right with an "11" or "II" under his belly; a head facing left with an "A" atop his head;a "q"; and what appears to be an "H" with a scepter or torch intercepting horizontal bar and what appears to be a star at each end of the vertical bars.
There is a crack, approximately 1/2 inch, in the base, near the hallmarks.
All told, what a unique treasure that certainly fits anywhere!
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