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18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Chocolate Pot - Hendrik Duller
Reference: S1582
Period: George III
Year: 1787-1799
Silversmith: Hendrik Duller
Place: Amsterdam
Price: R 20 000.00
Weight: 30 grams
Dimensions: 4.8 cm height
Condition: Very good, apart from missing stirrer. 2 small dents to baluster body. Handle securely fastened.

Description: A delightful 18th century Dutch silver miniature chocolate pot, by Hendrik Duller. The pot is pear shaped, sits on 3 feet, and has a turned wooden handle at right angles to the pouring spout. The removable lid fits snugly, the stirrer is missing. An identical chocolate pot, also by Hendrik Duller, is pictured on pg 67 of "Miniature Silver Toys" by Victor Houart, which is described as "a wonderful pear shaped chocolate pot on 3 feet in the form of volutes, with wooden handle at right angles to spout" (pg 76). This pot is in the V&A museum, and is also depicted on pg 27 of "Silver Toys and Miniatures" by Miranda Poliakoff, a V&A museum publication. Houart also describes Hendrik Duller as "the last great specialist in the field", pg 76. The hallmarks include makers mark HD, Amsterdam town mark and a date letter that is only partially visible. The date letter could be C, G, O or Q, so either 1787, 1791, 1797 or 1799. Hendrik Duller worked between 1776 and 1811. An almost identical miniature chocolate pot, Hendrik Duller 1785, is depicted in the book "Tall and Small, Antique Dutch Silver Miniatures, pg 171, image 396, where they are described as "rare". We highly recommend this book.
18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Chocolate Pot - Hendrik Duller
Dutch silver miniature chocolate pot - hendrik duller

18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Chocolate Pot - Hendrik Duller
hendrik duller silver chocolate pot - back view

18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Chocolate Pot - Hendrik Duller
Lid off

18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Chocolate Pot - Hendrik Duller
Dutch silver miniature - feet

18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Chocolate Pot - Hendrik Duller
Back of silver lid

18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Chocolate Pot - Hendrik Duller
Detail handle

18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Chocolate Pot - Hendrik Duller
Hendrik Duller, Amsterdam, makers mark

18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Chocolate Pot - Hendrik Duller
Amsterdam hallmarks

18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Chocolate Pot - Hendrik Duller
Dutch silver miniature - scale

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