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A Swedish Gustavian 18th century silver coffee-pot, mark of Gustaf Hamnqvist, Borås 1788.

Estimate
10 000 - 12 000 SEK
909 - 1 090 EUR
951 - 1 140 USD
Hammer price
28 000 SEK
Purchasing info
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Lisa Gartz
Stockholm
Lisa Gartz
Head Specialist Silver
+46 (0)709 17 99 93
A Swedish Gustavian 18th century silver coffee-pot, mark of Gustaf Hamnqvist, Borås 1788.

Cylindrical form, standing on four leaf feet. Lid with a knob in the shape of a flower stem. Straight handle of blackened wood. Height 21 cm. Total weight 856 g.

Literature

Ed. Erik Andrén et al., "Svenskt Silversmide. Guld- och silverstämplar 1520-1850" (Swedish Silversmithing. Gold and Silver Hallmarks 1520-1850), 2000, mentioned on p. 691.

More information

In main encyklopaedia of Swedish silversmithing, which includes all the maker's marks, this coffee pot is mentioned as the masterpiece (the examination piece for the master craftsman's diploma) of the silversmith Gustaf Hamnqvist. He made his masterpiece in Borås in 1788 but then worked in Åmål between 1789-1818.

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