• European Noble and Private Col auction at Christies

    Sale 2835

    European Noble and Private Collections

    15 - 16 December 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 372

    A Dutch silver presentation trowel

    POSSIBLY AMSTERDAM, CIRCA 1747

    Price Realised  

    A Dutch silver presentation trowel
    Possibly Amsterdam, circa 1747
    With wood handle, engraved with a coat of arms and an inscription reading Adriaan Scharff/junior/legt den eersten Steen/aan het Pakhuijs/de Drie halve/Maenen in/Amsterdam/den 17/October/Anno 1747., the reverse inscribed Wessel Scharff/Legt den eersten/Steen aan drie/Pakhuizen de/Boomspijkers/op boomsloot/Den 2de/july/1770, repair
    18.5 cm. long
    38 gr. (gross)


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    The coat of arms belongs to the Dutch Scharff family. Wessel Scharff was a dealer in wine who was murdered in 1795.

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    Saleroom Notice

    Please note that the second part of the description should read: 'Wessel Scharff/Legt den Eersten /Steen/aan drie/Pakhuizen de/Boomspijkers/op boomsloot/den 2de/july/1770' and not as stated in the catalogue.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A DUTCH COLLECTOR