• Twenty rooms: The private coll auction at Christies

    Sale 2857

    Twenty rooms: The private collection of the late Mrs Elias-Vaes

    27 - 29 April 2010, Amsterdam

  • Lot 172



    Price Realised  

    The lid depicting a maritime battlescene to the front and the portrait of Michiel de Ruyter to the reverse, the silver apparently unmarked
    3.5 cm. high x 12 cm. wide x 9. 5 cm. deep
    Together with a bronze commemorative medal, dated 1907, cast with identical scenes as the snuff-box -7.2 cm. diam.; A pewter plaque depicting Michiel de Ruyter, probably 19th century -11.5 cm. high; And an engraved brass-mounted narwal tusk lidded jar, probably prisoner-of-war, early 19th Century, depicting a maritime battlescene and a worldmap, monogrammed AM to the underside -9 cm. high (4)

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    (1) : Comparative literature: P.J. Blok, Michiel Adriaanszoon De Ruyter, 1928, ill. p. 351

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    (1) : Rotterdam, Historisch Museum, Bezeten Bezit, Keuzetentoonstelling uit de verzameling van Mevrouw W.G. Elias-Vaes te Rotterdam, exhibition catalogue, 18 April - 1 August 1970, no. 505.