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Dutch Silver Lodereindoosje / Vinaigrette - HE. DAT IS LIEF     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1906
Period: George III
Year: Circa 1821
Silversmith:
Place: Utrecht
Price: $ 780.00
Weight: 22 grams
Dimensions: 4.2 cm height
Condition: Good, hinge works well, closure good. Some flaking/ loss of gilding, small patches around 2 mm.

Description: An antique Dutch silver gilt 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 has a curved shaped front, and the back panel has the impressed words "HE. DAT IS LIEF", translated He that is love", so probably presented as a love token. The armoire has frontal doors with floral decoration, and 3 drawers below, the back and side panels also have floral decoration. The lid is decorated with an angel reaching up to pluck fruit, with trees in the background, the figure is quite crude, almost as if drawn by a young child. The base is engraved with original owners initials HDV. The hallmarks include Lion Passant 2nd Purity for 833 grade silver (inside main box), and the rim has makers mark AM over 3 dots in rectangular punch (or WV below 3 dots), we have not been able to identify this maker, all assistance welcome. The rim also has Minerva head duty mark (office mark) with letter B for Utrecht, this is clearly struck. The interior of the lid has date letter M for 1821, also clearly struck, and the makers mark repeated on the rim. Loderein comes from the French "l'eau de reine" translated "water of the king", as only the wealthy could afford the perfumed cologne.
Dutch Silver Lodereindoosje / Vinaigrette - HE. DAT IS LIEF
Dutch silver lodereindoosje gilded - he dat is lief

Dutch Silver Lodereindoosje / Vinaigrette - HE. DAT IS LIEF
he. dat is lief- nederlandse zilver doosje

Dutch Silver Lodereindoosje / Vinaigrette - HE. DAT IS LIEF
Dutch silver lodereindoosje - side view, embossed flowers

Dutch Silver Lodereindoosje / Vinaigrette - HE. DAT IS LIEF
Dutch silver lodereindoosje - lid with angel

Dutch Silver Lodereindoosje / Vinaigrette - HE. DAT IS LIEF
dutch silver box- base with engraved initials

Dutch Silver Lodereindoosje / Vinaigrette - HE. DAT IS LIEF
dutch silver goilded box- see flaking loss of gilding

Dutch Silver Lodereindoosje / Vinaigrette - HE. DAT IS LIEF
dutch silver makers mark AM?

Dutch Silver Lodereindoosje / Vinaigrette - HE. DAT IS LIEF
DUTCH SILVER MAKERS MARK - WV?

Dutch Silver Lodereindoosje / Vinaigrette - HE. DAT IS LIEF
DUTCH SILVER MINERVA HEAD on lodereindoosje - Utrecht, B

Dutch Silver Lodereindoosje / Vinaigrette - HE. DAT IS LIEF
Dutch silver M date letter for 1821

Dutch Silver Lodereindoosje / Vinaigrette - HE. DAT IS LIEF
dutch silver lion passant 2 - 833 purity

Dutch Silver Lodereindoosje / Vinaigrette - HE. DAT IS LIEF
DUTCH SILVER BOX- SCALE

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