A well detailed miniature Dutch Windmill likely constructed as a spice box - quite possibly for use by Jewish families. The piece has the makers mark for Jan Van Dijk, who was known for work on detailed silver miniatures of which this is a good example. Although the piece is lacking a date letter the presence of the single sword to the sails of the Windmill along with the maker date this to the end of the 19th Century / beginning of the 20th. The detailing on the Windmill is very good indeed, with turning sails, moving flag and finer silverwork which puts this above many others of its kind. The top section of the Windmill can be removed to reveal the hollow section below.
The piece stands at aprox 10cm tall and is in overall very good condition. The item "Fine Dutch Antique Silver Miniature Windmill Spice Box" is in sale since Monday, August 9, 2021.This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Miniatures". The seller is "storyselleruk" and is located in Shepton Mallet. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Antigua and barbuda, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Brazil, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Ecuador, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Kuwait, Philippines, Qatar, Uruguay, Viet nam.