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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 323

    A fine dutch silver and steel knife

    IN THE MANNER OF THEDOOR DE BRY, APPARENTLY UNMARKED, THE NETHERLANDS, FIRST QUARTER 17TH CENTURY, (STEEL BLADE LATER)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A fine dutch silver and steel knife
    In the manner of Thedoor de Bry, apparently unmarked, the Netherlands, first quarter 17th century, (steel blade later)
    The shaped tapering handle engraved with the symbolic figures of 'Charity' and 'Hope', the first above a vase with flowers, the second above a bird with foliage and insribed 'CHARITAS' and 'FIDES', the sides inscribed: 'ANNA VAN OYRL' and 'R:S to M.G', the openwork top with loophole (for chain) and baluster finial
    22.5 cm. long


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    Provenance

    B.W.G. Wttewaall collection (inventory no. 831).


    Literature

    B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver, Abcoude, 2003, p. 177, ill. 531.