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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 223

    A pair of dutch silver scissors and two bodkins

    MAKER'S MARK ONLY OF JAN VAN GIFFEN, GRONINGEN, CIRCA 1770, THE FISST BODKIN WITHOUT MAKER'S MARK, AMSTERDAM, 1781, THE SECOND MAKER'S MARK UNIDENTIFIED, SCHOONHOVEN, NO DATE-LETTER, CIRCA 1785

    Price Realised  

    A pair of dutch silver scissors and two bodkins
    Maker's mark only of Jan van Giffen, Groningen, circa 1770, the fisst bodkin without maker's mark, Amsterdam, 1781, the second maker's mark unidentified, Schoonhoven, no date-letter, circa 1785
    The pair of scissors with steel blades and decorated with laurel scrolls and foliage, the second with sailing vessel and plain tapering unscrewable case, the third similar with keeshond, marked on bodies
    15.8 cm. long
    42 gr. (weighable silver) (3)


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    Provenance

    B.W.G. Wttewaall collection (inventory nos. V535, V548, V679).


    Literature

    B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver, Abcoude, 2003, pp. 139-140, ill. 403 (left) and 406 (right).