10 December 2007
A dutch silver snuff-box, two scent-boxes and a boite-a-mouches
Mark of Cornelis van Hoek, Amsterdam, 1809, the second maker's mark only, probably that of Bernardus Rijke, Bois-le-Duc, circa 1790, the third maker's mark only of C. Roggekamp, Nieuwe Schans, 1815-1818, the fourth with unidentified maker's mark only, struck twice, Amsterdam, circa 1700
The navette-shaped box with hinged cover engraved with a flower, the scent-box shaped a Dutch kabinet, the third casket-shaped with cupid decoration, the fourth, cylindrical low box, the lift-off cover with chinoiserie decor of figures in a garden, marked on bodies
7.3 cm. long and smaller
98 gr. (4)
B.W.G. Wttewaall collection (Inventory nos. D34, D294, D551, D577).
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B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver, Abcoude, 2003, pp. 274, 276, ill. 853 (right), pp. 76-77, ill. 177 and pp. 87-88, ill. 219.
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