An early 19th century Dutch Colonial silver chestnut or sugar vase, West Indian circa 1820 by SC?
Of tapering circular vase form upon a spreading circular pedestal foot. The high waisted domed pull off lid surmounted by a detachable finial formed as artichoke with a leafy calyx. The body with three applied masks of antelope heads. Marked underneath with makers mark four times.
Height – 28 cm / 11 inches
Weight – 1292 grams / 41.53 ozt
The islands in the Dutch Caribbean were, from 1815, part of the colonies Curaçao and Dependencies (1815–1828) or Sint Eustatius and Dependencies (1815–1828), which were merged with the colony of Suriname (not considered part of the Dutch Caribbean, although it was on the Caribbean coast of Northeastern South America) and governed from Paramaribo until 1845, when all islands again became part of Curaçao and Dependencies.
Estimated at £2,000 - £3,000