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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 92

    Two dutch silver corkscrews

    THE FIRST APPARENTLY UNMARKED, THE NETHERLANDS, CIRCA 1750, THE SECOND WITH DUTY-MARK OF 1807 ONLY, POSSIBLY BY H. SMOOK, AMSTERDAM, CIRCA 1760

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    Estimate

    Two dutch silver corkscrews
    The first apparently unmarked, the Netherlands, circa 1750, the second with duty-mark of 1807 only, possibly by H. Smook, Amsterdam, circa 1760
    The first decorated with foliage, the handle with the bust of Prince Willem V of Orange, the other side with his wife Princess Wilhelmina, each flanked by foliage, the second with shell and foliage ornament, the handle shaped as a lion
    9.3 cm. long
    gross 113 gr. (2)


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    Cf. B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver, Abcoude, 2003, pp. 170-171, ill. 512 (left) for an almost identical corkscrew with lion finial by H. Smook, dated 1757.

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    Literature

    B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver, Abcoude, 2003, pp. 169-170, ill. 509 (left).