• Christie's Interiors auction at Christies

    Sale 5918

    Christie's Interiors

    1 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 107

    A DUTCH SILVER TREASURY INKSTAND IN 17TH CENTURY STYLE

    UNMARKED, PROBABLY 2ND HALF OF 19TH CENTURY

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    A DUTCH SILVER TREASURY INKSTAND IN 17TH CENTURY STYLE
    UNMARKED, PROBABLY 2ND HALF OF 19TH CENTURY
    The rectangular body engraved inside cover with The Judgement of Solomon, containing 2 silver inkwells & 2 compartments, inscribed ANo.DOM.1614, surmounted by a pen box engraved on cover with twin putti & fishing craft, the sides finely engraved with Renaissance hunting & fishing scenes, the interior of cover depicting Samson's smiting of the Philistines with the jawbone of an ass, raised on lion couchant feet
    8¼ in. long (21 cm.)
    40 oz. (1240 gm.)


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