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Dutch miniature antique silver kettle
Reference: S1166
Period: George II
Year: Circa 1725
Silversmith: Frederik van Strant Sr
Place: Amsterdam
Price: $ 700.00
Weight: 39 grams
Dimensions: diameter of base 5.0 cm, height including handle 5.2 cm
Condition: Kettle body and spout in good condition (few small dents). Repair to one handle hinge, which has been well done. The lid is not original.

Description: A Dutch silver miniature kettle, circa 1725, by the prolific Frederik I van Strant, who made a large number of miniature silver objects in the course of his career (Houart, Miniature Silver Toys). A very similar kettle also by van Strant can be seen in figure 69 of the book described above. Unfortunately this kettle has lost its original lid, this lid is a replica copy of the lid depicted in the book. The makers mark is very clear, the Amsterdam town mark partially visible, and the assay scrape is also present. An almost identical miniature silver kettle, also by Frederik van Strant circa 1725, is depicted in the book "Tall and Small, Antique Dutch Silver Miniatures" by Aardewerk Antiques of The Hague, pg 153, image 346. We highly recommend this book.
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