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Dutch Silver Lodereindoosje / Vinaigrette - Schoonhoven, Johannes Smits     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1903
Period: George IV
Year: 1823
Silversmith: Johannes Jacobus Smits
Place: Schoonhoven
Price: $ 390.00
Weight: 22 grams
Dimensions: 4 cm height
Condition: Very good, hinge perfect, snug closure, occasional small dents and scratches.

Description: An antique Dutch silver vinaigrette (zilveren lodereindoosje) in the form of an armoire (kabinet). These have also been described as pomanders, scent boxes, and also incorrectly described as snuff boxes and peppermint boxes. The box is rectangular in shape, with an engraved armoire, complete with drawers, it also has a pierced rim on the lid. The back is decorated with an engraved flower, while the base, sides and lid have engraved wrigglework decoration. The lid is clearly hallmarked with maker mark IS under star (makers mark 10121 in the book "Netherlands Responsibility Marks since 1797") for Johannes Jacobus Smits, who worked in Schoonhoven between 1823 and 1824. The lid also has a very clear date letter O for 1823. The rim of the box also has makers mark and Minerva head office mark (duty mark). Loderein comes from the French "l'eau de reine" translated "water of the king", as only the wealthy could afford the perfumed cologne.
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