Description

A round silver snuffbox or tobaccobox with a bombé side. The hinged lid decorated with a silver twisted cord and set with a carved mother of pearl plaquette with erotic scene.
The underside mounted with polished mother of pearl.
Jacobus Schalkwijk, Rotterdam ca. 1820.

The carved erotic scene after an engraving in a anonymus published French booklet from 1793: 'Les Costumes théâtrales ou scènes secrettes des foyers, Petit recueil de Contes, un peu plus gaillards, orné de couplets analogues. Dédiés aux jeunes gens ded deux sexes qui se destinent aux Théâtres.

Condition

Good. Mother of pearl at underside a bit worn on the edges.

Silver Snuffbox with Erotic Scene

Title
Silver Snuffbox with Erotic Scene
Price
€ 3.500,00
Maker
Jacobus Schalkwijk (1818-1847)
Makers mark
ISW square
Country
The Netherlands
City
Rotterdam
Dimensions
8 cm L x 8 cm W x 2.4 cm H
Year
ca. 1820
Material
Silver and Mother of Pearl
Alloy
835/000
Stock code
22635