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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 302

    A Dutch silver-mounted tortoiseshell snuff-box

    APPARENTLY UNMARKED, THE NETHERLANDS, CIRCA 1720

    Price Realised  

    A Dutch silver-mounted tortoiseshell snuff-box
    Apparently unmarked, the Netherlands, circa 1720
    Oval, the reverse and hinged cover with tortoiseshell plaque, plain spool-shaped side the hinged cover set with openwork scene of five Commedia dell'Arte figures with floral scrolls and canopy, double scroll thumpiece
    8.8 cm. wide
    gross 76 gr.


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    Provenance

    B.W.G. Wttewaall collection (inventory no. D169).


    Literature

    B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver, Abcoude, 2003, pp. 277-278, ill. 861.