Antique Dutch Silver Miniature Jug


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Object Description

A lovely little antique silver toy jug. It looks like an exact copy of a full size original.

Height 2.5cm.
Made in the Netherlands.
Circa 1850.

Marks. Stamped on the handle with Dutch silver marks, the body with the “dagger” duty mark.

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Object 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.

Object Condition

The little silver jug is in very good condition.

Object Details

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By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)207 288 1939
+44 (0)7904 297419

Dealer Location

Vault 31-32
The London Silver Vaults
53-64 Chancery Lane
London WC2A 1QS

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