27 April 2004,
Price realised EUR 7,170
EUR 2,000 - EUR 3,000
A rare Dutch silver miniature tea-kettle stand
Mark of Arnoldus van Geffen, Amsterdam, 1755
The octagonal tea-kettle stand on four foliate feet, shaped plinth, the body pierced with two hearts, domed detachable cover with baluster finial, marked on base
7 cm. high
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For an almost indetical tea-kettle stand by (according to Frederiks, Johannes van Geffen) Arnoldus van Geffen, Amsterdam, 1739, see: J.W. Frederiks, Dutch silver, The Hague, 1958, no. 317, pl. 127.
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