Antique Dutch Silver

ANTIQUE DUTCH 19thC SOLID SILVER EMBOSSED TEAPOT BY JAN SCHIJFSMA, SNEEK c1860

ANTIQUE DUTCH 19thC SOLID SILVER EMBOSSED TEAPOT BY JAN SCHIJFSMA, SNEEK c1860
ANTIQUE DUTCH 19thC SOLID SILVER EMBOSSED TEAPOT BY JAN SCHIJFSMA, SNEEK c1860
ANTIQUE DUTCH 19thC SOLID SILVER EMBOSSED TEAPOT BY JAN SCHIJFSMA, SNEEK c1860
ANTIQUE DUTCH 19thC SOLID SILVER EMBOSSED TEAPOT BY JAN SCHIJFSMA, SNEEK c1860
ANTIQUE DUTCH 19thC SOLID SILVER EMBOSSED TEAPOT BY JAN SCHIJFSMA, SNEEK c1860
ANTIQUE DUTCH 19thC SOLID SILVER EMBOSSED TEAPOT BY JAN SCHIJFSMA, SNEEK c1860
ANTIQUE DUTCH 19thC SOLID SILVER EMBOSSED TEAPOT BY JAN SCHIJFSMA, SNEEK c1860
ANTIQUE DUTCH 19thC SOLID SILVER EMBOSSED TEAPOT BY JAN SCHIJFSMA, SNEEK c1860
ANTIQUE DUTCH 19thC SOLID SILVER EMBOSSED TEAPOT BY JAN SCHIJFSMA, SNEEK c1860
ANTIQUE DUTCH 19thC SOLID SILVER EMBOSSED TEAPOT BY JAN SCHIJFSMA, SNEEK c1860

ANTIQUE DUTCH 19thC SOLID SILVER EMBOSSED TEAPOT BY JAN SCHIJFSMA, SNEEK c1860    ANTIQUE DUTCH 19thC SOLID SILVER EMBOSSED TEAPOT BY JAN SCHIJFSMA, SNEEK c1860
ANTIQUE 19thC DUTCH GOOD SOLID SILVER TEAPOT BY JAN SCHIJFSMA, SNEEK c1860. A VERY GOOD QUALITY SOLID SILVER TEAPOT WITH ALL OVER EMBOSSED & CHASED RIBBONS & BOWS, A MYTHICAL SEA CREATURE SPOUT AND PINEAPPLE FINIAL ON THE HINGED DOME LID. THE TEAPOT HAS A WOODEN C SHAPED HANDLE AND IS PUNCH MARKED TO THE BASE WITH PSEUDO MARKS FOR ROTTERDAM, HOLLAND 1ST STANDARD LION UNDER A SHIELD FACING LEFT PURITY MARK OF 944/1000, THE DATE LETTER n FOR 1771 AND THE MAKERS MARK OF LH FOR LOUIS DE HAAN. THE ROTTERDAM MARK IS UPSIDE DOWN WHICH WAS ONE OF JAN SCHIJFSMA'S TRADEMARKS TO IDENTIFY THE MARKS AS BEING PSEUDO. THIS BEAUTIFUL TEAPOT DATES TO CIRCA 1860 AND WAS MADE TO MEET THE DEMAND IN THE MARKET FOR ANTIQUE DUTCH SILVER AFTER THE WORLD FAIR OF 1851. MEASUREMENTS: 20.5CM HANDLE TO SPOUT BY 13CM IN DIAMETER AND 16CM HIGH APPROXIMATELY. WEIGHT: 326 GRAMS / 10.48 TROY OZ'S. HISTORY OF DUTCH PSEUDO MARKS.

At the first world fair in London in 1851, a lot of silverware was displayed that was made with modern methods but was inspired in design by old styles. Van Kempen introduced "pure of style" silver designs.

In a brochure published in 1851, for the World Exhibition in London, Van Kempen discusses the five styles he used for his silverware: Greek, Gothic, Renaissance, Louis XIV and Rococo. His main contribution at the first World's Fair consisted of five different objects in historical styles. Each style period represented with objects. In an accompanying letter Van Kempen explained that he had tried every style, as faithfully as possible, to interpret. The star of the exhibit was a jewellery box made by van Kempen which according to the silversmith'exhibits characteristics of the Renaissance'. Van Kempen showed that with these new methods he could produce silverware in five old styles: Greek, Gothic, Renaissance, Louis XIV and Rococo. This silverware was very popular and was eagerly bought. This also created a great demand for "real" antique pieces. People began to collect antique silver for use and for showing off. The scarce supply of antique silver appears not to be enough to meet the high demand. This was at the expense of the Dutch local silversmith who was already struggling at that time. Silversmiths who were still trained to make silver the traditional or non-mechanized way therefore decide to make and / or copy antique silverware. Several silversmiths decide to provide their silverware with old silver (hall)marks. Real silver with imitation marks from the 17th and 18th century. In the 19th century, the average antique silver enthusiast did not know much about silver marks and was easily pleased. As long as the object looked old and had interesting marks on it. There were hardly any books about Continental silver marks of the Guild period or Ancien Régime. No books were available about old silverware. Dutch silversmiths also didn't know much about the silver marks of their predecessors, so many marks were used interchangeably from different cities and years! There was another reason to provide new silver with pseudo/ imitation or fantasy marks. The introduction of Pseudo Marks around 1860 by Dutch silversmiths in the cities of Amsterdam, The Hague, Schoonhoven, Sneek and surrounding (province Friesland) and Groningen.

Most silverware with pseudo marks comes from the Dutch provinces, Groningen and Friesland and North and South Holland. A lot of ornamental spoons, cream bowls, brandy bowls, purse frames and wedding boxes (knottekistjes) with pseudo marks come from Friesland and Groningen. The fact that these silversmiths still worked according to old craft traditions makes it even more difficult to assess. These are therefore often very beautiful pieces of silver, some of which have the old inscriptions carefully copied.

In Amsterdam and The Hague, especially miniature silver, candlesticks and showpieces such as tobacco pots and urns with carefully imitated (fake) marks. These pieces have become highly collectable in their own right and as they were produced to a very high standard they can sometimes make more than the originals of the 18thC.

PLEASE SEE THE PICTURES OF THIS HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER 19thC DUTCH SILVER TEAPOT AS THEY FORM PART OF THE DESCRIPTION. PLEASE SEE OUR OTHER FINE SILVER FOR SALE. You can send us a message by using the "Questions and answers" section towards the bottom of the page. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Teapots & Sets".antiques" and is located in this country: GB.

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  • Brand: LOUIS DE HAAN (PSEUDO)
  • Antique: Yes
  • Pattern: Georgian
  • Composition: Solid Silver
  • MADE BY JAN SCHIJFSMA: SNEEK c1860
  • Product: Tea/ Coffee Pots/ Sets
  • Style: Antique
  • Material: Solid Silver
  • Age: 1850-1899


ANTIQUE DUTCH 19thC SOLID SILVER EMBOSSED TEAPOT BY JAN SCHIJFSMA, SNEEK c1860    ANTIQUE DUTCH 19thC SOLID SILVER EMBOSSED TEAPOT BY JAN SCHIJFSMA, SNEEK c1860