Leopard Antiques
       
New Items About Us Valuations Contact Us Links Links  
Currency    
PayPal
 
Visa
 
MasterCard
 
Antique Silver
   
Silversmiths
   
Regions
   
Periods
   
19th Century Dutch Miniature Silver Toy Chestnut Roaster
Reference: S1579
Period: 19th century
Year: Circa 1813
Silversmith:
Place: Amsterdam?
Price: $ 300.00
Weight: 17 grams
Dimensions: height 2.6 cm, diameter 4.2 cm excluding handle
Condition: Excellent, well preserved. Silver links not original.

Description: An interesting Dutch miniature silver toy chestnut roaster, with the roasting pan suspended from the frame with 3 silver links (the links are not original). The frame is circular with a long handle and pan for holding the embers, the pan has an attractive 6 petalled flower cut in the base to allow airflow. The frame sits on 3 curved feet. The frame has one hallmark on the handle, the Dutch silver "Boars Head", which was used on miniature silver made before 1813, and brought back into trade, as an authorisation to put back into circulation (Houart, Miniature Silver Toys, pg 155). The roasting pan also has a hallmark, the letter V in rectangular shield under a crown, a mark used between 1813 and 1893 on items of foreign made silver (Voet, Nederlandze Goud & Zilverwerken, pg 46 and 61), this is a tax mark. We assume this item was made around 1813, and straddled the change in hallmarking introduced in that year - but welcome other interpretations!
19th Century Dutch Miniature Silver Toy Chestnut Roaster
Dutch silver miniature chestnut roaster

19th Century Dutch Miniature Silver Toy Chestnut Roaster
dutch miniature silver chestnut roaster - other side

19th Century Dutch Miniature Silver Toy Chestnut Roaster
side view

19th Century Dutch Miniature Silver Toy Chestnut Roaster
view from top

19th Century Dutch Miniature Silver Toy Chestnut Roaster
bottom

19th Century Dutch Miniature Silver Toy Chestnut Roaster
Handle detail

19th Century Dutch Miniature Silver Toy Chestnut Roaster
hallmark - tax mark

19th Century Dutch Miniature Silver Toy Chestnut Roaster
boars head hallmark

19th Century Dutch Miniature Silver Toy Chestnut Roaster
Scale

Printer friendly version
Email to a friend
Copyright © LeopardAntiques.com 2020
/body>