15 October 2003
A Dutch silver miniature cutlery box with cutlery
Cutlery box on base marked Jan Bonket, Amsterdam, 1770, inside box marked Jan Breda, also struck with later Dutch duty mark of 1831-1853; cutlery of Jan Breda, Amsterdam, 1688-1725, also struck with later Dutch duty mark of 1831-1853
The long sides of the rectangular cutlery box engraved and pierced into trelliswork and rocaille, the short sides with flowers, the box divided into three compartments, cutlery comprising: six table forks, six table spoons and six pistol handle knives, marked on base and side box, handles cutlery
5.8 cm. long (box)
76 gr. (19)
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For a similar cutlery box with cutlery made by Hendrik Duller, Amsterdam in 1778 see B.W.G. Wttewaal, Nederlands Klein Zilver 1650-1880, Amsterdam, 1994, p. 331, n.1011, illustrated.
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