15 October 2003
A Dutch silver scent box
Mark of Cornelis van Hoek, Amsterdam, 1810
Trunk-shaped, the partly fluted sides alternated with ovals, cover decorated with Justice, the right side with hinged part, base with four various people, marked on inner rim
3.5 cm. wide
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B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver en Schepwerk 1650-1880, Abcoude, 1994, p. 79, no.176, illustrated (box at the right).
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