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    Sale 2767

    Catalogue I. Dutch and Foreign Silver, Objects of Vertu and Judaica. Catalogue II The Wttewaall Silver Collection

    10 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 225

    A dutch silver and steel belt-hook with sewing implements

    MAKER'S MARK ONLY OF J. WIJNGAARDEN, LEEUWARDEN, CIRCA 1770, THE PAIR OF SCISSORS OF J. DE ROOS, DOKKUM, CIRCA 1770, NEEDLE-CUSHION UNMARKED, THE CASE OF FONGER DOUMA, LEEUWARDEN, CIRCA 1740

    Price Realised  

    A dutch silver and steel belt-hook with sewing implements
    Maker's mark only of J. Wijngaarden, Leeuwarden, circa 1770, the pair of scissors of J. de Roos, Dokkum, circa 1770, needle-cushion unmarked, the case of Fonger Douma, Leeuwarden, circa 1740
    The belt-hook decorated with a peacock and foliate scrolls, the three implements with conforming scroll and shell ornaments, on silver chains marked on bodies
    54.5 cm. long


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    Provenance

    B.W.G. Wttewaall collection (inventory nos. V458, V459, V572).


    Pre-Lot Text

    CHATELAINES
    By the 17th century, and through to the end of the 18th century, the chatelaine was an important part of the daily costume in the Netherlands. Used by both men and women the chatelaine was attached to the belt by means of a hook on the back and served to carry useful everyday items such as sewing tools, scent boxes and knives.


    Literature

    B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver, Abcoude, 2003, pp. 111, 113, ill. 308.