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Dutch Silver

Dutch Silver

SKU: bs13


A continental round silver repoussé snuff box.
The front with c-scrolls and acanthus.
The hinged lid with a bending man grapping a net filled with (star algae ?);
a woman with a basket and a lobster in a Nordic landscape with lake and forests surrounded by c-scrolls, acanthus and trails of husks.
Underneath Charity nursing a child with 2 others at her feet.
According to standard iconography, the personification of Charity should be shown as a woman holding a child in her arm, who she nurses, an two others at her feet.
Silver marks, Holland, circa 1890.
Diameter: 5.5 cm (2" 3/16)

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