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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 239

    A Dutch silver-mounted cowry shell snuff-box

    MARK OF ADOLF QUACK, THE HAGUE, 1767

    Price Realised  

    A Dutch silver-mounted cowry shell snuff-box
    Mark of Adolf Quack, The Hague, 1767
    The shell with silver mount and hinged cover decorated with flowers and foliage above shell ornament, marked on inside rim
    6.7 cm. long
    gross. 54 gr.


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    Provenance

    B.W.G. Wttewaall collection (inventory no. D366).


    Literature

    B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver, Abcoude, 2003, p. 279, ill. 864(left) and 865.