Auction 42 - Rare and Important Items

Spice Tower – Central Europe, End of the 18th Century

Opening: $3,000
Sold for: $27,500
Including buyer's premium
Spice tower – Central Europe [Silesia, end of the 18th century]
Silver (marked), sawed, pierced and carved.
A two-storey rectangular tower, based on a squared-base leg. On the top of the tower stands a curled spire with a knob and a flag. On the base a hammered pattern decorated with rocailles. The sides of the first storey are decorated with a pierced decoration of a gate with a seashell at its center (in two sides of the tower screws were used, with no option of opening the tower). The top storey is designed as a façade of a church, with a rosetta decoration and six long windows.
Height: 27.5 cm. Good condition. Later replaced flag. A wrinkle on the flag. Spotting. Corrosion.
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