C1790 Dutch Miniature Silver Box (with suspension loop).


Delightful and tiny, this Dutch box is only 3.7 cm tall, 3 cm wide and 2.5 cm deep. It weighs 18 grams. The four sides and the base are decorated with flowers within a cartouche. The top shows a scene of Perseus riding Pegasus, the f winged horse. Unmarked. These boxes could be for snuff (Loderein) or sponges soaked with aromatic vinegar, vinaigrette.

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