Here we have a pair of late 19th - very early 20th century German sterling silver urns with crystal and Hanau marks for Weinranck & Schmidt. They are under 13" tall are in excellent condition for their age.
They have a neoclassical design with garlands and rams heads on a squared base with wreaths and garlands. They were gold washed and you can see traces but just about all of it has gone away except on the bottom. I think the bottom had some felt glued on as there is glue residue on the bottom of each one. I don't think these had lids originally, either way, there are none. I have spent hours researching a similar pair or single to no avail. Very Rare!
There is tiny denting at the top of each on the rim but does not detract and what looks like cloudiness inside the glass or crystal is actually the adhesive or plaster to adhere the glass to the silver top and bottom. I have spent hours researching these and trying to find another to no avail. These are certainly museum quality. They are hallmarked as you can see and stamped sterling on the bottom.
Weight: one is 2.10.6 lbs and 1210 grams while the other is 2.12 lbs and 1245 grams. This includes the glass of course. Not sure if they are weighted or not inside the base as it does not say so on the pieces.
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