15 October 2003
A Dutch silver scent box
Mark of Nicolaas van Koomen, Gouda, 1798, also struck with later Dutch duty mark of 1831-1853
Cartouche-shaped, the sides chased and embossed with men and women in gardens, the hinged cover with a genre scene, marked on upper rim
3.4 cm. high
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B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver en Schepwerk 1650-1880, Abcoude, 1994, p. 75, no.167, illustrated (box at the left).
For a similar box made by the same maker in 1801 see B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver en Schepwerk 1650-1880, Abcoude, 1994, p. 75, no.167, illustrated (box at the left).
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