|The Dutch SnuffboxMystery|
Silver plated, embossed with representations of Dutch paintings.
Perfect snuff-boxes, with excellent hinges; and of ideal size, especially
the oval one (the "Night Watch"). And inexpensive!
I bought the top two in Amsterdam in 1978. I can't remember what I paid for them.
Returning to Amsterdam in 1996, I hunted through the shops for another "Night Watch", and eventually found the one bottom right. It cost only about 15 pounds sterling. I asked who made them. The kind lady of the shop regretted she did not know: the wholesaler who supplied them did not reveal their provenance.
I found the other "Night Watch" in Hamburg's Antik-Center (Klosterwall 9-21) in July 1998: again for about 15 pounds sterling. Once more I asked who made them, and was told "We can't find out. The supplier won't tell us".
Can anyone tell me? If so, please do so in Guestbook
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