10 December 2007
An unusual dutch miniature spinet
Apparently unmarked, probably Frisia, circ 1660
Rectangular, with one hinged top cover, engraved inside with a spread Frisian pewit and two bees, revealing the spinet, geometrically engraved hinged front cover
5.2 cm. long
B.W.G. Wttewaall collection (inventory no. V763).
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B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver, Abcoude, 2003, p. 368, ill. 1160.
Victor Houart, Miniature Silver Toys, New York, 1981, p. 68, ill. 68.
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