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18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Teapot - Johannes van Geffen
Reference: S1576
Period: George III
Year: 1784
Silversmith: Johannes van Geffen
Place: Amsterdam
Price: $ 1 200.00
Weight: 13 grams
Dimensions: 2.4 cm height
Condition: Excellent, but lid is stuck, we have not tried to remove it.

Description: A delightful 18th century Dutch silver miniature teapot, spherical in shape, with S shaped spout, scrolling handle, and original lid. It is excellent quality and in very good condition. A very similar spherical miniature teapot can be found in the V&A museum in London. It is depicted in the book "Miniature Silver Toys" by Victor Houart, pg 67, this teapot was made in 1758. The base is recessed, so the hallmarks are well preserved - Amsterdam town mark, and makers mark for Johannes Van Geffen (hunting horn within heart under crown). The makers mark overstrikes the date letter, but sufficient can be seen to determine that it can only be the Z of 1784. This teapot seems to match the miniature milk jug, S 1575, also made by van Geffen in the same year. Johannes van Geffen, grandson of Arnoldus van Geffen, worked between 1766 and 1798.
18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Teapot - Johannes van Geffen
Dutch silver miniature teapot - van geffen

18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Teapot - Johannes van Geffen
detail lid, handle, spout

18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Teapot - Johannes van Geffen
amsterdam hallmarks - dutch silver miniature teapot

18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Teapot - Johannes van Geffen
Johannes van geffen hallmarks

18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Teapot - Johannes van Geffen
scale

18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Teapot - Johannes van Geffen
4 Dutch silver miniatures, bottom centre

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