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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 157

    A fine dutch colonial silver sirih box


    Price Realised  


    A fine dutch colonial silver sirih box
    apparently unmarked, Sumatra, circa 1750
    Octagonal, the sides with various bands of swirling 'sanded' and stylised foliage bands, the base inscribed in Arabic which reads in Dutch: Deze Salapah (sirihdoos, kadam) is klaar gemaakt op 2 Rabiulawal 1267 H. (5 januari 1751) met loon x 21 rupiah. (Sumatra.), also engraved with floral medallion, the hinged cover engraved and bright-cut with sunbursts, C-scrolls and floral ornamnets and bands, inside divider lacking
    11.7 cm.
    227 gr.

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