A Dutch silver-mounted mother-of-pearl snuff-box
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A Dutch silver-mounted mother-of-pearl snuff-box

MAKER'S MARK PROBABLY THAT OF DANIEL HOUSEL I, AMSTERDAM, 1759 OR 1784, ALSO STRUCK WITH LATER DUTCH DUTY MARK OF 1853-1927, THE MOTHER-OF-PEARL SIGNED IB FOR I. BARCKHUYSEN

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A Dutch silver-mounted mother-of-pearl snuff-box
Maker's mark probably that of Daniel Housel I, Amsterdam, 1759 or 1784, also struck with later Dutch duty mark of 1853-1927, the mother-of-pearl signed IB for I. Barckhuysen
Oblong with canted corners, the hinged mother-of-pearl cover carved with an allegorical garden scene of Love and Cupid with a clock in his hand, and engraved IB FECIT, the interior of the cover engraved with two love scenes in a garden, a city in the background, the mother-of-pearl base carved with a hunting scene, marked inside upper rim of box
10.5 cm. (4 1/8 in.) long
gross 162 gr. (5 oz.)
Provenance
With Van Ravenstein, Haarlem, 1993, acquired by
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. G-101).
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