Sterling Brush

PHOTOS REQUIRED - marks + item

Sterling Brush

Postby Phate008 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:42 pm

This brush looks really old and it depicts what looks like a colonial scene. The marks are hard to see but there are 3 of them in a row. Next to these are the letters HH. This could be Henry Holland but I am not sure. Also if anyone knows how old this is that would be helpful.

Image

Image

Image
Phate008
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:51 pm

Re: Sterling Brush

Postby Phate008 » Sun Jun 12, 2011 7:43 pm

Image

Forgot the hallmark picture.
Phate008
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Sun Jan 30, 2011 6:51 pm

Re: Sterling Brush

Postby dragonflywink » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:10 am

Your marks are upside-down and a bit fuzzy on my monitor, but appear to indicate Dutch .833 silver, date mark for 1926, maker "HH" is probably Hooijkaas (now Royal Zilverstad): http://www.925-1000.com/Fnetherlands_Date_Code.html

~Cheryl
dragonflywink
co-admin
 
Posts: 1699
Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2005 10:42 am
Location: Orlando, Florida

Re: Sterling Brush

Postby TonyStar » Thu Jun 23, 2011 11:20 pm

Agree - Dutch for sure. Pattern & scene fairly typical for period from 1900 onwards (still in use today). Another similar & popular pattern depicts a 'Bawdy House' with buxom servers and a merry band of 'men at arms' all holding flagons of free flowing ale - perhaps they were relaxing after the 'conquest' which is depicted on the brush? ;-)
TonyStar
 
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:21 am
Location: Canada, Saskatchewan

Re: Sterling Brush

Postby dognose » Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:46 am

A little loose, but the inspiration for the scene is perhaps drawn from 'The Night Watch' by Rembrandt:

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=htt ... 40&bih=668

Trev.
dognose
Site Admin
 
Posts: 16893
Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2005 12:53 pm
Location: England

Re: Sterling Brush

Postby oel » Fri Jun 24, 2011 5:38 pm

Hi All,

Yes, I agree with Dog nose, the Night Watch or Fancy Dress Party, to show-off in full ornate. The Importance of being seen an often repeated theme on cigarette cases, ash trays, pill boxes and even hair brushes so it seems.

http://www.rembrandtpainting.net/rembra ... _watch.htm


Image

Silver pill box often called snuff box.


Regards,

Oel
oel
co-admin
 
Posts: 2000
Joined: Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:16 pm
Location: The Netherlands


Return to Dutch Silver

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest