M. FORD CREECH ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS
EARLY 19TH CENTURY ENGRAVED DUTCH SILVER 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.
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.
Kermess", David Teniers the Younger, 1652, Oil on Canvas, Royal Museum
of Fine Arts, Brussels
Victorian Elaborately Chased Silver Scent Flask
Rosenthal & Jacob, London, 1890,
in the manner of David Teniers
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