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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 304

    An unusual silver and ivory tobacco-box


    Price Realised  


    An unusual silver and ivory tobacco-box
    Mark of Pieter de Koo, Amsterdam, 1749
    Shaped rectangular with plain sides and reeded bands, the hinged cover with ivory plaque carved with a Chinese rustic scene within Greek key band, marked on upper rim
    11 cm. long
    gross 122 gr.

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    Ivory plaques were ordered via the V.O.C. (Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) in China. Pieter de Koo was a box specialist inset with ivory or mother-of-pearl plaques.

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    B.W.G. Wttewaall collection (inventory no. D336).


    B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver, Abcoude, 2003, pp. 243-244, ill. 754.