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Copy of 18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Chamber Pot - Van Geffen
Reference: S1592
Period: 19th century
Year: Copy of 1734
Silversmith: Arnoldus van Geffen
Place: Amsterdam
Price: $ 580.00
Weight: 34 grams
Dimensions: 4.0 cm diameter
Condition: Solder line visible on interior. Small dent to rim. Interior crack marks.

Description: In our opinion, a 19th century copy of an 18th century Dutch silver miniature chamber pot. This we believe has been cast from an original, the solder line joining the 2 halves of the casting are visible in the interior (although the base could be original?). The interior also has some crack marks, another sign this has been cast. The original would have been a rare item, a very similar miniature chamber pot, currently in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, is depicted in the book "Dutch Silver" by MH Gans, pg 68, bottom right. The maker of the original, Arnoldus van Geffen, was one of the greatest of the Dutch silver miniature makers. Whilst this is probably a copy, it is still well made, and a faithful copy of the original, so would still be a nice addition to a collection. A very similar miniature chamber pot, made in Amsterdam in 1670 by Wessel Jansen, is depicted in the book "Tall and Small, Antique Dutch Silver Miniatures", by the Dutch antique dealers Aardewerk, pg 101, image 226 - which is a book we highly recommend.
Copy of 18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Chamber Pot - Van Geffen
dutch silver miniature chamber pot

Copy of 18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Chamber Pot - Van Geffen
other side

Copy of 18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Chamber Pot - Van Geffen
interior cracks

Copy of 18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Chamber Pot - Van Geffen
interior solder line

Copy of 18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Chamber Pot - Van Geffen
Arnoldus van geffen makers mark

Copy of 18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Chamber Pot - Van Geffen
amsterdam hallmarks, arnoldus van geffen

Copy of 18th Century Dutch Silver Miniature Chamber Pot - Van Geffen
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