Pair of Dutch silver casters

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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


Associate literature:

E.J. Voet, Merken van Haagsche Goud- en Zilvermerken, Den Haag, 1941

Jet Pijzel, Haags Goud en Zilver, Zwolle, 2005