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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 241

    A fine silver-mounted tortoiseshell snuff-box

    APPARENTLY UNMARKED, PROBABLY FRISIA, CIRCA 1750

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A fine silver-mounted tortoiseshell snuff-box
    Apparently unmarked, probably Frisia, circa 1750
    Formed by a small Cape tortoiseshell, the silver hinged cover with repoussé dolphin within C-scroll and floral rocaille, mounts decorated ensuite
    9 cm. long


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    Provenance

    B.W.G. Wttewaall collection (inventory no. D621).


    Literature

    B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver, Abcoude, 2003, pp. 241-242, ill. 749.