Antique Dutch Hallmarked Silver 12pc Tea Service including ten teaspoons, tea scoop, sugar tongs & two tea strainers with 1826 date marks and wonderfully kept in the original George IV era walnut veneered storage box! We've had several collectors of Dutch silver contact us over the years but we don't usually come across many fine examples, a great set here and the original fitted box makes it even that much more rare! Relatively simple in pattern, the spoons have the pointed tip bowls that were more popular in the late 1700s to early 1800s. A single lined or fluted accent on the handles and the backs of each show all of the Dutch hallmarks. The date letter is for 1826, the tiny number "2" under the lion passant designates the set as being in at least .800 silver content (just under the .925 standard for "sterling" silver). I've not been able to find reference for the silversmith so, please email if any of you Dutch silver buffs recognize them. A fabulous set, don't miss them!
Very good condition. All of the silver pieces are in great shape, as you can see, with no dents or damage to note. The box does have some veneer chips and a bit of warping in the lid but is good enough for display. Mother of pearl escutcheon but missing the key. See pictures for all measurements.
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