BEAUTIFUL HAND MADE 1916 DUTCH 835/1000 SOLID SILVER REPOUSSE WATER PITCHER, HOLDS 4-PINTS. Wonderful repousse fisherman and farm scenes with birds, boats, windmills, flowers and cattle. Stunning floral & scroll decorations throughout, including a Cherub figure on top of the 1 wide handle. Full hallmarks include the letter "G" in a round cartouche for 1916 (on lip of spout), the marks on the base include the walking Lion with "2" marked underneath him indicating minimum 835/1000 silver purity, along with the made for export "Key" mark protruding from Lion cartouche, Maker's Mark "N 2", and "Holland".The Minerva mark with the letter "E" on the helmet indicates the assay office in Groningen (located near the top rim of the body, almost directly under the center of the spout). Measures 8 1/4" from base to spout, 8 3/4" from base to handle, base is 4 in diameter. Nice Weight at 648 grams (22.9 ounces). The soft, warm, original finish is present, with no buffing or machine polishing.
Overall condition is good, but it does have a couple of repairs that are consistent with being 103 years old, and from normal use: it has two solder spots/repairs on the interior spout and another solder repair where the base is soldered to the body - looks like rust, but is residue remaining from the solder repair (see last two photos for clear details showing those repairs). Your local professional jeweler can restore those repair marks to like-new condition with minimal effort. The item "STUNNING 1916 DUTCH 835 STERLING SILVER REPOUSSE WATER PITCHER BEAUTIFUL SCENES" is in sale since Saturday, October 12, 2019.
This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Sterling Silver (. The seller is "cam6906" and is located in Clermont, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.