A DUTCH MINIATURE SILVER BEAKER, BARTHOLT NICKELS, DEVENTER, CIRCA 1680
flaring form, flat-chased with a swan, a peacock, and a stork, among strapwork and foliage, later initialled, 4.6cm., 1 7/8 in. high; with a William III silver-gilt miniature pilgrim flask, maker's mark D.S, see Jackson's pg. 515, circa 1670, engraved with a village scene among scrolling foliage, detachable cork, on carrying chain, maker's mark struck twice only
5.7cm., 2¼in. high
47gr., 1oz. 8dwt. total
The Dutch beaker later initialled. Otherwise good. The pilgrim flask a lovely colour in nice condition.
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