George II Antique Silver Miniature Brandy Pan
Date: Circa 1730
A charming little antique silver toy saucepan of circular bellied form with a pouring lip and ebonised wooden handle. The...
A charming little antique silver toy saucepan of circular bellied form with a pouring lip and ebonised wooden handle. The pot looks like an exact copy of a full size original. Owner’s initials engraved underneath.
Weight 14 grams, 0.5 troy ounce.
Height 3cm. Spread 7cm. Diameter at the top 5.5cm.
Maker’s mark “duck”.
Marks. Stamped underneath with a maker’s mark in the form of a “duck” (unidentified) and lion passant.
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 delightful little silver miniature is in very good condition. Excellent colour.
No maker assigned
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