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Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857

An exceptional, fine and impressive antique Dutch silver biscuit box; an addition to the ornamental silverware collection

SKU: A8005
Price: £1,595.00
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Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857
Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857
Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857
Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857
Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857
Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857
Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857
Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857
Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857
Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857
Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857
Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857
Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857
Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857
Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857
Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857
Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857
Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857
Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857
Dutch Silver Biscuit Box - Antique 1857

Description


This exceptional antique Dutch silver biscuit box has circular form.


The body of the box is plain and encompassed with a band of applied reed decoration to the lower rim.


This biscuit box retains the original hallmarked hinged cover ornamented with further applied reed decoration to the upper and lower rims.


The hallmarks struck to this impressive Dutch silver biscuit box include:

Maker's mark: ICF (untraced)

Duty mark: Minerva head, C (The Hague)

Tax mark: Axe/hatchet mark

Silver quality/purity mark: Crowned lion rampant .934 (934/1000)

Date mark: X (1857)

Retailer's mark: Diemont (William Diemont)


Read a brief history of sterling silver biscuit boxes


Date: 1857

Condition


This antique silver biscuit box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional presentation condition.

The Dutch silver hallmarks struck to the underside of the body and surface of the cover are all very clear.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this piece of antique silverware.


Dimensions


Diameter 12.7cm/5"

Height 8cm/3.1"


Weight


10.6 troy ounces/328g


 
 
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Andrew Campbell started trading in antiques during the 1970s. Initially, Andrew lived in the South of England, travelling the country, searching for items of silver to buy. Andrew sold these items at various London markets and antique fairs. Over time, and through selling at a range of venues, Andrew built up a large and diverse customer base from private buyers to national and international trade customers.
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