Pair of Dutch silver casters
Martinus van Stapele, The Hague, 1790
586 grams in total; 20.5 cm high
Urn–shaped casters like these were fashionable during the last two decades of the 18th century. They often occurred in pairs and were intended for sprinkling sugar rather than spices. The latter ones are usually smaller in size and are sometimes part of cruet stands.
Private collection, The Netherlands
E.J. Voet, Merken van Haagsche Goud- en Zilvermerken, Den Haag, 1941
Jet Pijzel, Haags Goud en Zilver, Zwolle, 2005