• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2827

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    22 - 23 September 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 332

    A set of five Dutch silver miniatures

    MARK OF ARNOLDUS VAN GEFFEN, AMSTERDAM, 1755; MARK OF FREDERIK VAN STRANT, AMSTERDAM, 1739, ALSO STRUCK WITH LATER DUTY MARK OF 1807; INDISTINCT MAKER'S MARK, AMSTERDAM, 1740; THE NETHERLANDS, 18TH CENTURY, APPARENTLY NOT MARKED; POSSIBLY FRISIAN, 17TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A set of five Dutch silver miniatures
    Mark of Arnoldus van Geffen, Amsterdam, 1755; mark of Frederik van Strant, Amsterdam, 1739, also struck with later duty mark of 1807; indistinct maker's mark, Amsterdam, 1740; The Netherlands, 18th Century, apparently not marked; possibly Frisian, 17th Century
    Comprising a rare shaving basin on circular footring; a spittoon, with scroll handle and flaring mouth; a candle-snuffer; a trivet with fish; and a toy of two men holding a hammer, 'zagemannen', marked to bases, rim and side
    10.5 cm. wide max.
    64 gr. (5)


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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the toy with the two men holding a hammer zagemannen is incorrectly illustrated as lot 333.