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18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Milk Jug - Johannes van Geffen
Reference: S1575
Period: George III
Year: 1784
Silversmith: Johannes van Geffen
Place: Amsterdam
Price: $ 1 200.00
Weight: 17 grams
Dimensions: 4.0 cm height
Condition: Excellent

Description: A lovely 18th century Dutch silver miniature milk jug, baluster shape on 3 scrolling feet, with a wavy rim. It is excellent quality, very well made, and in wonderful condition. It was made by Johannes van Geffen, grandson to Arnoldus van Geffen, the most celebrated of all Dutch miniature silver makers. This jug is identical to a jug depicted in Miniature Silver Toys by Victor Houart, pg 62, even the detail on the legs and handle is identical. The one depicted in the book was made in 1762 by Arnoldus van Geffen, so interesting to see the grandson copying his grandfather's work with such exact detail. The hallmarks are very clear, Amsterdam town mark with date letter Z for 1784, and makers mark of a hunting horn in a heart, topped by a crown for Johannes van Geffen. Johannes worked between 1766 and 1798. This milkjug matches a teapot (S 1576) also made by Johannes van Geffen in 1784. A very similar miniature milk jug, made by Hendrik Duller in 1792, is depicted in the book "Tall and Small, Antique Dutch Silver Miniatures", by Aardewerk Antiques of The Hague, pg 156, image 358
18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Milk Jug - Johannes van Geffen
Dutch silver miniature milk jug

18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Milk Jug - Johannes van Geffen
18th century Dutch silver miniature milk jug - other side

18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Milk Jug - Johannes van Geffen
dutch miniature silver milk jug - view from front

18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Milk Jug - Johannes van Geffen
Detail handle

18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Milk Jug - Johannes van Geffen
Amsterdam hallmarks - date letter Z

18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Milk Jug - Johannes van Geffen
arnoldus van geffen, amsterdam hallmarks

18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Milk Jug - Johannes van Geffen
scale

18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Milk Jug - Johannes van Geffen
4 Dutch silver miniatures, top centre

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