A truly elegant specimen that is, for its size range, perhaps my favorite Himmelsfurst silver I have seen. This turned up in an old European collection and came with a label dated clearly to 1844. It is of the most classic, robust style of the older pieces, as opposed to the specimens which came out of modern finds in the late 80s and into the 90s which have more frilly, bendable tips. From the collection of a well-known collector who has owned it for decades (by exchange directly to me). The specimen is pristine and complete all around, and looks "alive" for lack of a better term. It actually looks as if it is in motion, curving elegantly no matter how you look at it. Price on Request for Serious Buyers. Joe Budd Photos.