A Dutch silver hot-milk jug
A Dutch silver hot-milk jug

MAKER'S MARK OF WILLEM SCHIFF, NIJMEGEN, 1746-1747

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A Dutch silver hot-milk jug
Maker's mark of Willem Schiff, Nijmegen, 1746-1747
Pear-shaped, on three high reeded feet, neck with thin reeded band, double scroll handle, shaped helmet spout with hinged slightly domed cover and baluster finial
15½cm. (6.1/8in.) high
marked on reverse
298gr.

Lot Essay

Willem Schiff (1706-1775) worked as a silversmith in Nijmegen. He mainly produced domestic objects, such as sugar casters, trays and candlesticks. The numerous extant works show that Schiff was a skilled craftsman. He was clearly influenced by contemporary silversmiths from Amsterdam and The Hague.

Literature:
J.W. Frederiks, Dutch Silver III, The Hague, 1960, Nos. 143, 144
J. Verbeek, Nederlands Zilver 1725-1780, Lochem, 1988, p.97
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