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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 290

    A fine dutch silver sealing wax case and dutch silver snuff box

    MARK OF JACOB GIRARDIJN, AMSTERDAM, 1786 AND MARK OF HENDRIK ROELOFSEN JR., MIDDELBURG, 1791

    Price Realised  

    A fine dutch silver sealing wax case and dutch silver snuff box
    Mark of Jacob Girardijn, Amsterdam, 1786 and mark of Hendrik Roelofsen jr., Middelburg, 1791
    Plain circular box with plain lift-off cover, the snuff box, book-shaped, the base and hinged cover engraved with classical vase in garland and ribbon medallion, marked on bodies
    6.8 cm. long
    122 gr. (2)


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    According to B.W.G. Wttewaall this is the earliest Dutch sealing wax case recorded by him (see B.W.G. Wttewaall, op cit.).

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    Provenance

    B.W.G. Wttewaall collection (inventory nos. D196, D512).


    Literature

    B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver, Abcoude, 2003, pp. 274-275, ill. 851 (right) and pp. 322-323, ill. 990.