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Home     Dutch silver and mother of pearl tobacco box
Dutch silver and mother of pearl tobacco box

Dutch silver and mother of pearl tobacco box



Dutch silver and mother of pearl tobacco box

Period: 18th century

Dutch silver tobacco box with curved bottom, pleated wall and profiled edges. The lid is made of one piece of mother-of-pearl, encased in silver and engraved with a scene from 'the judgment of Paris'.

The decoration shows Eros (son of Aphrodite) with a bow and a seated Paris holding a spear. On the left is an angel with a torch (attribute of Aphrodite), all in a landscape with various animals and plants.

Hallmark: stork in crowned shield (city sign of the Hague) and master sign 'V'.

The tobacco box is in good condition with signs of use consistent with its age; two small chips at the edge in the mother-of-pearl plaque, the silver has some dents and scratches in line with its age. A rare and beautiful item.

Size: 12,5 x 5,5 x 3,2 cm
Weight: 117,5 grams

Article code: 15-1501

Available: 1


Price: € 950.00

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On Mount Ida points Paris of the three goddesses Aphrodite, Hera and Athena the goddess Aphrodite as the most beautiful, to annoyance of the other goddesses. Aphrodite had promised him the most beautiful woman in the world (Helena).

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