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Dutch Antique Silver Miniature Chandelier - Kaarsenkroon     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S11189
Period: Victorian
Year: Circa 1850
Silversmith:
Place: Amsterdam
Price: $ 940.00
Weight: 32 grams
Dimensions: 9 cm height including chain, 7 cm diameter
Condition: Good, one sconce missing one petal, pitting and scratches to top of ball and arms above ball.

Description: A Dutch antique silver miniature 6 light chandelier, (kaarsenkroon in Dutch) in the traditional form, with a globe under the candlestick holders intended to reflect the light of the candles. The globe holds six scrolling arms, with applied decorative loops, the sconces with 4 petals. The connecting hook has 3 segments, also with ball decoration, the bottom one fixed and the 2 upper segments have chain links. All 3 pieces of the connecting chain are hallmarked with the Dutch dagger, the chandelier itself is apparently unmarked. The Dutch dagger was used between 1814 and 1905, and indicates a minimum of 833 grade silver. Chandeliers of this form date back to the 17th century, they were also produced as Dutch silver miniatures in the 18th century (see similar example by Arnoldus van Geffen, "Tall and Small Antique Dutch Silver Miniatures, Aardewerk, page 48). Two other examples are depicted in the book "Nederlandse Zilveren Miniaturen, 17de en 18de Eeuw, John Endlich, page 49. They were also reproduced in the 19th and 20th century. Given the dagger hallmark we assume this is a 19th century version, but it could possibly be older, and the connecting hook was replaced in the 19th century.
Dutch Antique Silver Miniature Chandelier - Kaarsenkroon
Dutch Antique Silver Miniature Chandelier - Kaarsenkroon

Dutch Antique Silver Miniature Chandelier - Kaarsenkroon
Dutch Antique Silver Miniature Chandelier

Dutch Antique Silver Miniature Chandelier - Kaarsenkroon
Dutch antique silver miniature chandelier arms

Dutch Antique Silver Miniature Chandelier - Kaarsenkroon
Dutch Antique Silver Miniature Chandelier detail, note dagger hallmark

Dutch Antique Silver Miniature Chandelier - Kaarsenkroon
Dutch silver dagger hallmarks

Dutch Antique Silver Miniature Chandelier - Kaarsenkroon
Zilver kaarsenkroon miniature

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