A Dutch silver table bell

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A Dutch silver table bell

Possibly made by Caspar Diederick Maasman

The Hague, circa 1745

378 grams, 14,5 cm high


This fine table bell was possibly made by Caspar Diederick Maasman, whose work can be defined as being of high quality. Some objects of his hand, such as a salver (1743), a chocolate pot (1741) and a tea urn (1727) are now in the collection of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague.


Associated literature:

– E. Voet, Merken van Haagsche Goud- en Zilversmeden, Den Haag 1941, p. 170, nr. 85.

– G.A. van Borssum Buisman, De Stavelij 6, De identiteit van de Haagse Zilversmid Voet 85, 1991, p. 3.

– Jet Pijzel, Haags Goud en Zilver, Zwolle, 2005, pp. 319, 324, 331.