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Pair of German sterling silver medieval knight figures both depicted standing atop an octagonal plinth base wearing full armor including movable face shields covering carved faces and carrying various weapons. Both are marked on the underside edge of the base STERLING .925 GERMANY" together with an illegible hallmark. Ranging in size from 11 1/4" H x 4 1/4" W x 4 1/2" D to 11 1/2" H x 3 3/4" W x 3 1/2" D. Both early 20th century. 50.765 total troy ounces. Circa 1900. 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: Both figures in overall good condition with light expected wear.