A Dutch silver and mother-of-pearl tobacco-box
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A Dutch silver and mother-of-pearl tobacco-box

DELFT, 1753, NO APPARENT MAKER'S MARK, ALSO STRUCK WITH LATER DUTCH DUTY MARK OF 1814-1893

Details
A Dutch silver and mother-of-pearl tobacco-box
Delft, 1753, no apparent maker's mark, also struck with later Dutch duty mark of 1814-1893
Octagonal, the hinged mother-of-pearl cover carved with several standing figures of fishermen, a river with boats and a city in the background, the front of the box chased and engraved with the coat-of-arms of Van Schie, a figure looking to the left, the reverse with a boat, two swans and a village, the short sides with two monograms, marked on border
11.5 cm. (4½ in.) long
188 gr. (6 oz.)
Provenance
With Van Ravenstein, Haarlem, 1995, acquired by
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. G-120).
Special notice

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