About 10 years ago i got this from a very old man whe knew, at the time he couldn't tell me what it was...
I went to dozens of antiquarians, 2 Auctionhouses and even the museum of antwerp...but nobody knew what it was and where it came from.
Very weird, so i started searching on the net for hallmarks and makers and that led me to believe that the maker is Bruckmann & sohne from germany.
I contacted a museum in germany about this and they told me they were not sure if it is Bruckmann made, the problem is that they used a single headed eagle and not a double headed eagle like on my item.
If it's not from Germany then maybe from Austria of Russia but i'm not an expert so i would like some opnions from you guys.
I'l post some pics of it.
If you want to see larger pcis of it then click on this link: http://tinypic.com/r/b4yvqf/6