27 April 2004
(2) Two colonial silver-gilt filigree boxes
APPARENTLY UNMARKED, FORMER DUTCH EAST INDIES, LATE 18TH CENTURY
Each shaped rectangular on four shaped scroll feet, the filigree body with a wavy lower rim, two hinged handles and lock (key missing), hinged flat filigree cover with wavy border, plain silver-gilt lining
15.4 cm. wide
1302 gr. (2)
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For a comparable silver-gilt box in the collection of the Gemeente Museum The Hague see: S.M. Voskuil-Groenewegen et al., Zilver uit de tijd van de Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie, Zwolle, 1999, p. 145, no. 66, illustrated.
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