• The Decorative Arts Sale auction at Christies

    Sale 2845

    The Decorative Arts Sale

    23 - 24 March 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 70

    A Dutch silver wedding box, knottekistje

    17TH CENTURY, ONLY STRUCK WITH DUTCH DUTY MARK (A DOLPHIN), 1859-1893 AND DUTCH ALLOY MARK ZII

    Price Realised  

    A Dutch silver wedding box, knottekistje
    17th Century, only struck with Dutch duty mark (a dolphin), 1859-1893 and Dutch alloy mark ZII
    The circular box on three ball feet, the body engraved with a river, on its left bank a castle with a lady standing in the doorway, on the right bank a church with a lady and a gentleman in front, a merry company in between the castle and the church, the base engraved to the central roundel with Christ blessing a couple, surrounded by the text 'dat god toe saemen voecht dat coonen gheen menschen scheiden', the detachable domed cover embossed with three cartouches depicting Faith, Hope and Love, surmounted by a pierced finial
    8 cm. high
    88 gr.


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    See for an almost similar wedding box, als known as a silver marital spice container, Sotheby's Geneva, The Joseph R. Ritman Collection of 16th & 17th Century Silver, 16 May 1995, lot 10.

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    Provenance

    Formerly in the collection of A.O. van Kerkwijk, Doorn.


    Literature

    J.W. Fredriks, Dutch Silver, The Hague, 1960, part III, p. 116, nr. 342.