This morning I found the December issue of Miniature Collector in my mailbox. When I opened it my eye immediately fell on a small picture of a little kitchen, my kitchen! Well, the one I made that is. It is featured in the Miniature Collector Gallery.
If you are a regular reader of my blog you may remember I made a 17th century kitchen roombox about two years ago (see here and here). I made the roombox for Mr. Emiel Aardewerk, an antiques dealer who specializes in Dutch silver and miniature silver.
Earlier this year a beautiful book was published by A.Aardewerk Antiquair Juwelier, an introduction to antique Dutch silver miniatures: "Tall and Small, Antique Dutch Silver Miniatures". More than five hundred and fifty miniatures of the highest quality are presented in this reference work, together with twenty-seven full-sized silver objects on which some of them were modelled.
The miniature kitchen I made is featured prominently in the book, displaying the finest antique silver miniatures from the Aardewerk collection. Below are a few pictures I took from some of the pages in the book.
'My' miniature kitchen.
Stunning 18th century silver miniature kettles next to a full sized version.
A beautifully laid table and information on dining etiquette.
Every home needs a hearth and these are for miniature home, in silver of course!
Specifics about the book:
Title : Tall and Small, Antique Dutch Silver Miniatures
Author: A. Aardewerk Antiquair Juwelier
ISBN : 978-90-818671-0-8
Pages : 288 pages, hardback
303 x 242 mm, 576 colour illustrations
Price : Euro 40.00/USD 49.50 (+ shipping)
Publisher: A. Aardewerk Publishers