Seller: warjag1 (22,060) 100% , Location: Jacksonville, Florida, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 202057269434 Type: Bottle, Composition: .800, Age: 1850-1899, Maker: Storck & Sinsheimer Hanau, Details: What a piece of ArtThis bottle is what I miss mostly from the 19th and early 20th CenturyThe etched glass is really nice to The bottle is 6 1/2 inches tall without corkThe width from handle to the other side is around 4 inches Approximately 70 grams for the silver. The bottom sleeve come of so we can weigh This will have to go Priority Mail because after packing it will be over a pound Storch & Sinsheimer exhibited at the 1874 Philadelphia Exposition Offered is a beautiful set of glass tumbler bases. This beautiful silver is in excellent to exceptional condition, showing next to none of the regular wear of storage and frequent usage.I finally found the makers marks, and these sleeves are from the Hanau area in Germany. The imprinted marks indicate that the maker is the shop of Storck & Sinsheimer, a major force in the Hanau movement in the late 1800s.This expression refers to a group of silver-smiths that took to recreating very old (then) antique silver. Mark stamping, as practiced in Hanau would have been completely illegal in France or England, or in any other German city where a guild supervised the marking. But Hanau had a long tradition as a free-trade city. With the production of 'antique silver', Hanau found a market niche, which brought its silver manufacturers enormous prosperity and worldwide reputation.Much of this information was obtained from Dorothea Bustyn's articles on ASCAS-Association of Small Collectors of Antique Silver- website: www.ASCASonline.orgDue to the contentious nature of the Hanau silversmiths, many of their finest works have no silver content stamps. These have been tested and are at least .800 but could be near pure (.999) silver.As with most Hanau silver, the smiths relied heavily on the French Renaissance decorative styling. Medieval Lords & Ladies... lolling contentedly in the gardens of a palace, entertained by servants playing flutes and lyres. The whole decorative scheme is skillfully decadent, extolling the pompous audacity of Medieval times. I try to fully and faithfully disclose any irregularities I find but I am far from perfect and some things may escape my detection. When damage (no matter how minute) I try to make sure that it is clearly depicted in the photos. Also, while I thoroughly wash and hand-polish every piece of sterling that I sell, I do not have the time or the inclination to get out a toothbrush and clean every little nook and cranny of the more intricate designs unless build-up or tarnish is excessive.I believe that I have described the above auction offering accurately and in detail. Please consult the photographs or Email me with any questions.My word is my bond. If you are unhappy with your purchase, please contact me within 3 business days to arrange return and a refund of your purchase price.