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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 216

    Four dutch silver bodkins, a needle-case, a tape-measure-case, a belt-hook with a pair of scissors

    MARK OF DIRK FROGER, AMSTERDAM, 1753, THREE OTHER BODKINS UNMARKED, THE NEEDLE-CASE MARK OF MEINARDUS WARREN, SNEEK, 1811-1812, THE TAPE-MEASURE-CASE UNMARKED, THE NETHERLANDS, CIRCA 1750, THE PAIR OF SCISSORS MAKER'S MARK ONLY OF W. VAN DALEN, BERGEN OP ZOOM, CIRCA 1800, THE BELTHOOK MARK OF J.W. VAN SULL, BREDA, 1818

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Four dutch silver bodkins, a needle-case, a tape-measure-case, a belt-hook with a pair of scissors
    Mark of Dirk Froger, Amsterdam, 1753, three other bodkins unmarked, the needle-case mark of Meinardus Warren, Sneek, 1811-1812, the tape-measure-case unmarked, the Netherlands, circa 1750, the pair of scissors maker's mark only of W. van Dalen, Bergen op Zoom, circa 1800, the belthook mark of J.W. van Sull, Breda, 1818
    The four bodkins all tapering, two plain, one with geometric pattern and one with engraved foliage, the needle-case shaped as a bundle of arrows, the drum-shaped tape-measure-case with revolving handle, the pair of scissors with steel blades and vase ornaments, later chain to openwork floral belt-hook, marked on bodies
    15.5 cm. long
    51 gr. (weighable silver) (7)


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    Provenance

    B.W.G. Wttewaall collection (inventory nos. V32, V97, V529, V811 with V352).


    Literature

    B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver, Abcoude, 2003, pp. 143-144, ill. 418, pp. 131-132, ill. 368 (right) and p. 139, ill. 399 (middle).