Himmelsfurst Mine, Freiberg, Saxony, Germany
Miniature, 5.0 x 4.5 x 2.1 cm
Ex. Karl Warning
This full/large miniature is absolutely as elegant as you can possibly imagine from the pics. We have all seen many Himmelsfurst silvers for sale over the years, but I think few match this one in its dramatic flair (and for a moderately affordable price!). The thick ropes taper intricately into wires at their tips, all set firmly into solid matrix of thicker, ropey silver and ore. For the size I would say it is one of the best Himmelsfursts I have seen for sale because of the obvious aesthetic appeal, great patina, and elegance. It is actually very sturdy, and robust, except for the tiniest curlicues at the ends of the wires which are malleable. It has long been in the collection of Karl Warning here in Dalla.