10 December 2007
Two dutch silver miniature pairs of snuffers on stands
The first apparently unmarked, possibly Amsterdam, circa 1750, the second mark of Arnoldus van Geffen, Amsterdam, 1741,
Each on octagonal stand and scroll openwork handle, the snuffers of usual shape, marked on base
7.7 cm. and smaller
37 gr. (4)
B.W.G. Wttewaall collection (inventory nos. V409, V717).
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B.W.G. Wttewaall, Nederlands Klein Zilver, Abcoude, 2003, pp. 340, 341, 345, ill. 1049, 1056 (left).
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