Lot 40 (Silver & Objects of Vertu, 24th August 2020)
A pair of mid-18th century Dutch silver miniature ‘toy’ cast candlesticks, Amsterdam 1758 by Arnoldus Van Geffen (active 1728-69)
Each on square form bases with canted corners and a recessed well, the tapering octagonal stem below a circular knop with scalloped sconces. Each marked underneath with makers mark, town mark and date letter (Y), as well a later control mark. (2)
Height – 5 cm / 2 inches
Weight – 38 grams / 1.22 ozt
"the undisputed world leader in the field of miniature silverware" Victor Houart, Miniature Silver Toys (1982), Pg. 62. Further reading: Tall and Small, Antique Dutch Silver Miniatures (2012), by Aardewek Antiques of The Hague.
Een paar mid-18deeeuwse miniatuur kandelaars, Amsterdam 1758 door Arnoldus van Geffen