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German sterling silver figure depicting a jousting knight on horseback having a carved face attired in full armor including a movable face shield and removable jousting lance atop a naturalistic oval-shaped plinth base. Marked along the base edge STERLING .925 GERMANY. 11 3/4" H x 11 1/2" W x 3 1/2" W. 59.800 troy ounces. Early 20th century. Provenance: The collection of Gary Glesser of Loudon, Tennessee, by descent from his grandparents, Captain Hoyt and Rachel Holton of Toledo, Ohio. Hoyt Holton became, at age 17, the youngest captain of a Great Lakes Freighter. In the 1960s, Captain Holton participated in a 26-day Admiral Byrd Society trip replicating the explorer's famous transpolar expedition, during which he met the Pope and Soviet Premier Nikita Kruschev. Many items in the collection were brought back as souvenirs from that journey and other frequent voyages.
PROVENANCE: See description for provenance information.
CONDITION: Overall good condition with light wear. Very minor bending to tip of lance.