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Hermanus Boekwijt


Hermanus Boekwijt

Leiden
Louis XVI, last quarter of the 18th century, dated ‘Februarij 1796’

 

Silver Tobacco Box with the portraits of William V (1748 – 1806) prince of Orange and the last stadtholder of the Dutch Republic and his consort Princess Wilhelmina of Prussia (1751 – 1820)

 

Silver, cased and engraved, with original gilded interior, marked ‘HB’, the key city mark of Leiden with the year letter ‘O’ (1796) and the axe/hatchet mark, (1853-1927, tax mark on old Netherlands hallmarked silver items returning to the market)
L. 13,2 cm. W. 6,2 cm. H. 3 cm.

 

PROVENANCE
Private collection, United Kingdom

 

LITERATURE
Wanroij, F. van (2021). ‘Tabaksdoos. Zilveren getuige van Oranjegezindheid’ In: Vind. Geschiednis, Archeologie, Kunst en Antiek, nr. 43, Hoorn: Poldervondsten, pp. 56-57, with ill.  


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