M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS

 

EARLY 19TH CENTURY ENGRAVED DUTCH SILVER BOX
Possibly Beschuit (Biscuit) Box
Gesina Voorthuis (widow of J.H.) Stellingwerff & Abraham Bernardus van Grasstek
Amsterdam,  The Netherlands, 1837,  (possibly after “Flemish Kermess 2”, David Teniers, 1652)

 

 

 

The deep round circular box with plain straight sides and applied flared foot,
the hinged gadrooned cover engraved with Low Countries peasants dancing at a Kermess (fair),
possibly drawn in part from “Flemish Kermess 2”, 1652, by David Teniers the Younger;
fully marked for .934 silver, with maker’s mark S&G beneath a bread basket,
date letter C
(1837), and soldier assay.

 

Note :

Stellingwerff & van Grasstek were known as quite fine Dutch silversmiths. 
After the death of her husband,
silversmith Jacob Hendrik Stellingwerff, 
Gesina Voorthuis Stellingwerff continued his atelier, working with Grasstek from 1837-50.  

This box was made the first year of their association.

A pair of candelabra by Stellingwerff & Grasstek sold Bonhams New Bond, 2009, for $16,788.00 USD#6478

 

Condition : Excellent with expected minor surface scratches; engraving in excellent condition;

marker’s mark and .934 mark lightly rubbed; date mark crisp

 

5.25” Wide / 13.2 oz.
 
PRICE :
PLEASE INQUIRE
 
#6478

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"Flemish Kermess", David Teniers the Younger, 1652, Oil on Canvas, Royal Museum of Fine Arts, Brussels 

 

    

 

    

 

 

Also See :

 

 

Victorian Elaborately Chased Silver Scent Flask
Rosenthal & Jacob, London, 1890,

in the manner of David Teniers

 

 

and

 

 

Little Boxes, Little Boxes...    

On a Tabletop...    

None the Same! 

 

 

 

 

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Dutch Silver Table Tobacco Box,  Stellingwerff & van Grasstek , Amsterdam, 1837,  possibly after “Flemish Kermess 2”, David Teniers, 1652