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9724 Antique Dutch Silver Marriage Box. 14 Days Hassle Free Return. Huge Range Of Antiques In-Stock. Waxantiques is an accredited member of LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, and CINOA, the International Confederation of Art Dealers.All members have to meet stringent requirements as to experience, quality of stock and knowledge of their subject. Century silver casket of traditional rectangular trunk form having a domed top with swing handle. The openwork cast body is smothered in flower heads and scrolling foliage. Bold flowers, including poppies, tulips and daffodils were very popular during the mid to late 17th century. The hand chasing is excellent. The body stands on four little ball and claw feet and has a front locking catch. Weight 159 grams, 5.1 troy ounces. Height 6.6cm (7.5cm with handle extended). Stamped inside on the base twice with a makers mark bird?
Traditionally, a man's promise of marriage to his future bride was formal when he presented her with a coin knotted into a costly cloth (knottedoek). This later became a textile bag and then in the seventeenth century a silver casket (knottekistje).
The boxes are usually rectangular with a semicircular lid and stand on ball feet although they also occur in the form of round or hexagonal boxes. They are often delicately engraved with symbolic scenes about love and marriage, sometimes accompanied by a proverb or motto. Friesland is a province of the Netherlands located in the northern part of the country. The little Dutch box is in good condition. The engraving still has good definition.The locking catch and hinge work well. Please note that this item is not new and will show moderate signs of wear commensurate with age. Reflections in the photograph may detract from the true representation of this item. Certain destinations, including the US, ban the import of products containing materials such as ivory and tortoiseshell.
Please notify us immediately if you require a special arrangement. Waxantiques is a family business run by husband and wife team Lou and Ann Wax. Our shared interest in antiques led us to change career and start dealing in general antiques shortly after we married. As the years progressed our interest became more focused on antique silverware and its domestic history and twenty five years ago we moved on to Camden Passage to open our specialist silver store waxantiques.
In 2018 we finally made our move to the London Silver Vaults. Our store launched in 2011 now accounts for a substantial and growing proportion of the business to the extent where Ann needs to concentrate on maintaining our online presence, while Lou is responsible for the day to day running of the shop and customer liaison. We are fortunate indeed to have a career which allows us to handle such lovely items, many of which would not be out of place in a museum environment.Perhaps best of all is that it keeps us in contact with customers from all over the world, many of whom we count as good friends as well as colleagues. Welcome to our shop in the London Silver Vaults. Our showcase of Fine Silver and Works of Art, handcrafted by silversmiths from the 1600s onwards, includes beautiful and rare collectors pieces and luxury Antique Table Silver to be used and enjoyed. The item "9724 Antique Dutch Silver Marriage Box" is in sale since Tuesday, January 5, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes". The seller is "waxantiques" and is located in London, England. This item can be shipped worldwide.