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Dutch Antique Silver Miniature Coffee Pot

£275

Stock: 10128

Date: Circa 1820

Country: Netherlands

A lovely little antique silver toy coffee pot with a pull off lid and shaped wooden handle. It looks like...

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Description

Description

A lovely little antique silver toy coffee pot with a pull off lid and shaped wooden handle. It looks like an exact copy of a full size original.

Height 7.5cm.
Probably made in the Netherlands.
Circa 1820.
Unmarked silver.

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.

Condition

The little silver pot is in very good condition.

Maker Information

No maker assigned

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