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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 298

    A magnificent dutch silver tobacco-box


    Price Realised  


    A magnificent dutch silver tobacco-box
    Mark of Leendert Beekhuis, Amsterdam, 1736
    Oblong with shaped ends, the reverse finely engraved with figures symbolizing 'Hope', 'Faith' and 'Charity', inscribed below: Door Hoop Geloof en Liefde kragtig . Is mijn Geluk In Godt Almagtig Want buyten dat ist dat anders niet . Dan kwelling, within a band of scrolling foliage, the sides engraved with huntsmen and dogs, the hinged cover with three scenes from the baker's guild, kneading, baking and selling, inscribed below: Ick Werk altijd . Met groote Vlijd . Die mijn benijd . Verslijd sijn tijd . Met Ongerust gemoet . Wat kan men wenschen Als zeegen Van den Heer . En Gunste van den Menschen, within a band of scrolling foliage and four oval medallions each with reclining figure, marked inside box
    12.2 cm. long
    186 gr.

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    B.W.G. Wttewaall collection (inventory no. D599).


    B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver, Abcoude, 2003, pp. 243-244, ill. 755.