15 October 2003
A Dutch silver snuff box
Mark of Hendrik Gielenberg, Dordrecht, 1748
Of octagonal form, plain body, hinged domed stepped cover, base inscribed NI, marked on base
3.2 cm. high
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B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver en Schepwerk 1650-1880, Abcoude, 1994, p. 72, no.158, illustrated (box at the right).
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