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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 237

    A german or dutch silver scent-box 'muskusdoos'


    Price Realised  


    A german or dutch silver scent-box 'muskusdoos'
    Apparently unmarked, circa 1700
    Shaped circular, on three plain ball feet, the reverse engraved with a foliage band, the lift-cover pierced and engraved with foliage in geometric design
    4.1 cm. diam.
    15 gr.

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    According B.W.G. Wttewaall these boxes may have been imported from Germany or from the Northern part of the Netherlands which explains the silver being of higher alloy then that generally used by the Dutch.

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    B.W.G. Wttewaall collection (inventory no. D598).


    B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver, Abcoude, 2003, pp. 68-69, ill. 149 (central box)