A straight sided, antique beaker on a spreading base, chased with a hunting scene with figures bearing spears trying to rescue a fallen man being attacked by an animal. Presentation inscription: Mary Goff Holmes/ Sept 26th 1891. With pseudo-hallmarks of a sickle, a crown and a sword. Approximate weight: 690 grams.
J.D. Schleissner & Sohne were the preeminent Hanau silver makers of the late 19th century. Their pieces were crafted in the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo revival style. They exhibited at the Chicago Worlds Columbian Exhibition (1893) and St. Louis International Exposition (1904).