SUPERB FINE QUALITY VICTORIAN DUTCH SOLID SILVER LODEREIN DOOSJE SCENT BOX. This is a beautiful Fine Quality Victorian Dutch Solid Silver Scent box or loderein doosje, this wonderful Scent Box was crafted by the highly sought after Victorian silversmith Paulus Riddersma Cabboes, it was Assayed in the Netherlands and carries the date letter for 1859 making it over 160 years old, this Dutch Scent Box - loderein is in amazing original condition and doesnt appear to have been used so its breath taking, the design and decoration to this wonderful box is superb, it has a serpentine shape body which has lovely reeded cast decoration to the body framed to the bottom with a delicate cast and chased zig zag border, to the front you will see the most stunning ornate plaque with wonderful engraved scrolls finished with a delicate brightcut border, the hinged lid is stuuning with its raised smooth finish and again an engraved design to the top matching the central plaque, this has also a brightcut zig zag decoration to the border, the interior it still retains its original rich gold gilt finish, its such a lovely scent box and in amazing condition, the quality of the craftsmanship is superb as you would expect, this would have once belonged to a wealthy Lady in the Victorian period and been used daily, this was many years ago when times were so very different. The english translation would be vinaigrette, pomander of scent box, this is fully hallmarked to the base for Paulus Riddersma Cabboes.It carries the date letter and all other silver marks required on this amazing loderein doosje, this is so very tactile and once held has a wonderful feel, my photos dont do it justice. This will add something special to any collection. Loddereindoosje/loderein doosje/ lodderein box or scent box; the loderein box contained a sponge or cotton wool soaked in eau de cologne to dab the skin or hold it under the nose in case of stench or mask the smell of rotten teeth in the mouth during a conversation. To prevent the scented water from evaporating too quickly, a loderein box is usually higher than it is wide. It was kept in special (often silver) loderein cans or jars. There were also separate loderein boxes (scent boxes) that spread a pleasant scent when opened. These boxes were carried by women and contained a sponge or cotton ball with which the skin could be dabbed. Born in Oldersum in 1805. In 1835 silversmith and wire worker in Leeuwarden.
Died in Leeuwarden in 1859. The business was continued by the widow until 1860 and then by cousin Carolus Henderikus Cammans. The item "VICTORIAN DUTCH Paulus Riddersma Cabboes SOLID SILVER LODEREIN DOOSJE SCENT BOX" is in sale since Sunday, June 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Boxes".
The seller is "silver_treasures" and is located in ledbury. This item can be shipped worldwide.