Rare London 1898 Hanau Import Sterling Silver Umbrella Man Novelty Scissors
A very unusual pair of novelty sterling silver scissors in the form of a walking man wearing a top hat and carrying a briefcase with his rather large umbrella forming the scissor blades. Fully hallmarked for John George Smith, London 1898 with additional'F' import mark. The umbrella is impressed with the mark of Neresheimer of Hanau. Smith imported a great deal of Hanau pieces along with Berthold Muller whose mark appears on the only other example I have found. Measures 11.5 cm long. Weighs 1.5 troy ounces (47 grams). This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "sublime888" and is located in this country: GB.