15 October 2003
A Dutch silver snuff box
Mark of Jacob Abram Barbe, The Hague, 1784
Of octagonal form, the sides engraved with two ships in battle and inscribed VIVA Zoutman 17 5/8 81, hinged domed stepped cover, marked inside
3.4 cm. high
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B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver en Schepwerk 1650-1880, Abcoude, 1994, p. 72, no.161, illustrated (box in the middle).
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