Silver tea caddy Jacob Hendrik Stellingwerff, I.H.S maker's mark.

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Silver tea caddy Jacob Hendrik Stellingwerff, I.H.S maker's mark.

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Silver tea caddy lockable with silver key, oval form in the Empire style. Sometimes described in Dutch as a tea caddy, boat-shaped - scooping model.

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It has a partially fluted body, reeded border and serrated edge shaped rim, the cover with beaded rim.

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Fully marked below the base . Town mark Amsterdam, year letter V for Amsterdam 1804, crowned O, later tax free mark of 1807, crowned V, later duty mark for foreign and other untaxed objects used 1814-1893. Province of Holland, Crowned lion rampant 1st standard mark silver 934/000
We were able to get the lock in workable condition again, a little Imal does do wonders. The silver key is a replacement, made from silver wire and tube.
Height 10 cm, wide 11,4 cm. Weight 288 gram.


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On the lid Family crest Drummond Clan. Drummond Clan Crest: Out of crest coronet, a goshawk, wings expanded. Drummond Clan Motto: Gang Warily (Go Carefully)
https://www.scotsconnection.com/clan_cr ... ummond.htm
https://clan.com/family/drummond
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_Drummond
https://www.scotclans.com/blogs/clans-d ... an-history
http://www.scotlandinoils.com/clan/Clan-Drummond.html

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I.H.S maker's mark for Jacob Hendrik Stellingwerff, active and registered in Amsterdam between 1803-1824.
Stellingwerff was born in 1773 as the son of the Zwolle silversmith Willem Lubbertus Stellingwerf and Hendrina Elisbath Peirolet. In contrast to his father, Jacob Hendrik Stellingwerff always wrote his family name with ff; his brother Hendrik Jacob Stellingwerf, silversmith in Almelo, continued to write his name with an f. He was trained as a silversmith by his father,
and went to Amsterdam in 1794, where he started working as a silversmith’s servant for one of his uncles, the master silversmith Jacob (Jacques) Peirolet, registered 1763- deceased 1797. Later, Jacob continued in 1801 the workshop of the silversmith Pieter van Reidt (1742-1801), where he probably first worked as a journeyman. In 1803, he married to Gesina Voorthuys and registered his own mark with the Amsterdam silver & gold Guild. In Amsterdam Stellingwerff used the marks I.H.S. in a rectangle. During the French occupation, Kingdom of Holland I:H:S in rectangle (1807-1812) and JS under cloverleaf in diamond after 1812, during French Empire and later- Kingdom of the Netherlands till 1824. His son Willem Adrianus also became a silversmith in Amsterdam.

J.H. Stellingwerff occupied an important place on the list of suppliers of the firms Bennewitz & Bonebakker and for As Bonebakker & Zoon, suppliers of quality silverwork. Stellingwerff was a productive maker of tableware ; bread baskets, trays, candlesticks, cookie jars and tea sets.

Stellingwerff's wife continued the business after his death in 1823. From 1837 to 1849, she formed a firm with silversmith servant Abraham Bernardus van Grasstek, who had actually led the workshop since Stellingswerff's death.


Stellingwerff's work can be found in the museum collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam and the Boijmans Van Beuningen museum.

https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacob_Hen ... llingwerff

https://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopi ... 70#p193670


Peter.


Sources; Luijt, Het zilverlexicon, p. 232-233, Van Benthem 2005, 20, 22
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