Dutch Silver Tobacco Box - Antique Circa 1690. A magnificent, exceptional, fine and impressive, rare antique 17th century Dutch silver tobacco box; an addition to our smoking related silverware collection. This exceptional antique Dutch silver tobacco box has an oval rounded form. The underside of this impressive Dutch tobacco box is embellished with exceptional chased decorated scene depicting a lady draped across soft furnishings and accompanied by a bearded male, with putto observing this act amidst a stately garden backdrop; this scene can be perceived to be connected to artistic works portraying Venus, Vulcan and Cupid.The sides of this exceptional box are encompassed with chased decorated grotesque mask and scrolling leaf decoration, accented with floral motifs, all on a matte background. This silver tobacco box retains the original hinged cover embellished with further chased decoration depicting a male and female character eating and drinking with a rural city scene in the background. This exceptional example of 17th century silverware is the finest of its type you could hope to acquire; it is rare to find such an early example in such original, exceptional condition. In art and culture, a putto (plural: putti) is a chubby male child, usually nude and occasionally bearing wings. This antique Dutch tobacco box is an exceptional gauge of silver, exceptional quality and in exceptional condition. The hallmarks struck to the underside of the box are all very clear.
Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this example of 17th century Dutch silverware. Andrew Campbell founder and owner of AC Silver has been dealing in antique diamond & gemstone jewellery and antique sterling silver since 1977. In addition to his high quality Newcastle-based shop, Andrew has developed what is now an established and internationally recognised online store.For more details see our About Us. FREE OF CHARGE to all customers - including national and international deliveries. The item "Antique Dutch Silver Tobacco Box 1690s" is in sale since Monday, November 25, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes". The seller is "acsilver925" and is located in Newcastle upon Tyne. This item can be shipped worldwide.