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Pair of German gilt sterling silver figures including a knight depicted standing in full armor with sword, dagger and heraldry shield, and a medieval lady depicted standing with armorial shield, crown and carved hands. Both with carved faces. Each with a pierced octagonal base marked .925 and additional German hallmarks. 8 7/8" H and 9 "H. 38.920 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 are in overall good condition with wear to gilt finish, grime to carved elements.