A Dutch silver table bell
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A Dutch silver table bell

MARK OF WILLEM PONT, AMSTERDAM, 1769, ALSO STRUCK WITH LATER DUTCH DUTY MARK OF 1795 FOR AMSTERDAM

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A Dutch silver table bell
Mark of Willem Pont, Amsterdam, 1769, also struck with later Dutch duty mark of 1795 for Amsterdam
Spirally fluted, cast and chased with rococo wave ornament and with plain moulded bow, the baluster handle and finial similarly cast, marked on underside of bow
14 cm. (5¼ in.) high
328 gr. (10 oz.)
Provenance
A gift from Premsela & Hamburger, Amsterdam, 1963 to Dreesmann.
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. G-38).
Special notice

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Lot Essay

For an almost identical table bell by Willem Pont's father Jan Diederik Pont of 1765 see J.W. Frederiks, Dutch Silver, vol. II, The Hague, 1958, no. 275, p. 95, pl. 99.
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