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A fine Continental silver-gilt toilet box, maker's mark WP or WB conjoined, possibly Dutch, circa 1680
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
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302
A fine Continental silver-gilt toilet box, maker's mark WP or WB conjoined, possibly Dutch, circa 1680
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 5,000 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Style: European Silver, Ceramics, and Objects of Vertu

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A fine Continental silver-gilt toilet box, maker's mark WP or WB conjoined, possibly Dutch, circa 1680
oval form, detachable cover embossed and chased with Venus and Mars, cupid and amoretti play with his armour, the body also skilfully chased with a band of cupids and putti playing with leafy pendants, maker’s mark only
14.5cm., 5 1/2in. wide
339gr., 10oz. 18dwt.
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Catalogue Note

The scene on the cover is after a desIgn by Simon Vouet (1590-1649). See an example in the British Musem (ref. x.6.63). This image of Venus and Mars was widely disseminated in print form after 1638 by Michel Dorigny (1616-1665). Engravings of Simon Vouet images were clearly attractive to goldsmiths as a design source; for example, another Dorigny-made print after Simon Vouet’s Triumph of Galatea of circa 1644, was engraved on a silver basin, Hans Jacob Baur III, Augsburg circa 1685, sold Sothebys Paris, 15 April 2010, lot 207.

Style: European Silver, Ceramics, and Objects of Vertu

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London