• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 64

    A Dutch colonial tortoise-shell and silver-mounted sirih casket


    Price Realised  


    A Dutch colonial tortoise-shell and silver-mounted sirih casket
    Late 17th early 18th Century, apparently unmarked
    Of rectangular form, on four silver spool-shaped feet, the casket applied with silver corners, lock-plate and shaped medallion to the cover, each decorated with a pattern of scrolling flowers, some damage and wear
    6.8 cm. high x 14 cm. wide x 9.5 cm. deep

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