Antique Silver Miniature Chandelier
Date: Circa 1900
This toy chandelier is an exact replica of a full size 9-candle original and the design is typically Dutch. Weight...
This toy chandelier is an exact replica of a full size 9-candle original and the design is typically Dutch.
Weight 50 grams, less than 2 troy ounces.
Height 7.2cm. Spread 7.2cm.
An antique silver dolls house furnishing item and a charming collector’s piece.
Literature – Silver toys in the 16th and 17th century were made predominately for the children of kings and queens. The Dutch were the leading manufacturers, their most prolific period being 1725-1750, and by then wealthy royalty, landowners and business men were buying toys for their own pleasure as well as that of their children’s. During that period England was still suffering under Puritanism and it wasn’t until the Restoration of Charles II in 1660 that silver toys were made available in this country. The earliest English silver toys date from 1665 and were made in London; it was uncommon for toys to be made in the provinces.
This 19th century miniature is in very good condition. Moderate signs of wear commensurate with age.
No maker assigned
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