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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 480

    An unusual dutch miniature spinet

    APPARENTLY UNMARKED, PROBABLY FRISIA, CIRC 1660

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    An unusual dutch miniature spinet
    Apparently unmarked, probably Frisia, circ 1660
    Rectangular, with one hinged top cover, engraved inside with a spread Frisian pewit and two bees, revealing the spinet, geometrically engraved hinged front cover
    5.2 cm. long
    28 gr.


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    Provenance

    B.W.G. Wttewaall collection (inventory no. V763).


    Literature

    B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver, Abcoude, 2003, p. 368, ill. 1160.
    Victor Houart, Miniature Silver Toys, New York, 1981, p. 68, ill. 68.