15 October 2003
A Dutch parcel-gilt scent box
Mark of Jan van Hoek, Amsterdam, circa 1815
Trunk-shaped, the partly fluted sides alternated with ovals, hinged cover with Hope, the base with two people enclosed by scrolls and flowers, inside gilding, marked on outer rim
3 cm. high
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B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver en Schepwerk 1650-1880, Abcoude, 1994, p. 79, no.176, illustrated (box in the middle).
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