Dutch salt

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silverfan
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Dutch salt

Postby silverfan » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:30 pm

This little salt is marked with lion 2, Minerva in a corner of the bottom (I could not recognize the letter on the head) and a maker's mark which I could not identify. Who is the maker?
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Re: Dutch salt

Postby oel » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:12 pm

Maker's mark T. above O in a lozenge for: Johannes Adrianus van der Toorn, registered in The Hague, 1795/1838. Johannes van der Toorn born 1775 in The Hague, died somewere between 1845/1849.
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During the period of the silver guild in The Hague Johannes Adrianus van der Toorn maker's mark IAT conjoined, used 1795-1811.
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Minerva head or assay office mark regional assay office letter C in its helmet for The Hague. No year letter?


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Re: Dutch salt

Postby silverfan » Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:58 pm

Hi Peter,
Thank you very much. The salt is older than I thought. When using a magnifying glass I discovered on a normally impossible position and that is on the lower edge the very tiny year letter W for 1831 (see first photo).
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Re: Dutch salt

Postby amena » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:15 am

Hi Silverfan
Are you sure it's a salt cellar and not an eye bath? Usually a salt cellar has a glass liner..
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Re: Dutch salt

Postby silverfan » Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:08 am

Hi amena,
I am not sure, but I do not think it is a eye bath, because all eye baths I have seen have an oval or round shape. Here there is a rectanguler shape, perhaps the glass liner has been lost.
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Re: Dutch salt

Postby amena » Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:13 am

Yes, obviously the eye baths have an oval shape.
I didn't understand it from the picture.
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