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.
– 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.