Silver wonders from the east

Artwork

1: Pair of rose-water bottles, China, 1740-1750, silver, gilt, filigree, height of bottle: 29.5 cm

1 - detail: Pair of rose-water bottles, China, 1740-1750, silver, gilt, filigree, height of bottle: 29.5 cm

2: Writing box of Stadholder William III of Orange, India, Goa or Batavia (?), 1689-1702, silver, filigree, dimensions 31 x 27 x 13 cm

2 - detail: Writing box of Stadholder William III of Orange, India, Goa or Batavia (?), 1689-1702, silver, filigree, dimensions 31 x 27 x 13 cm

3: Basket in the form of a crab, China, 1740-1750, silver, filigree, gilt

4: Stand in the form of a leaf belonging to object number 3, China, 1740-1750, silver, filigree, gilt

4 - detail: Stand in the form of a leaf belonging to object number 3, China, 1740-1750, silver, filigree, gilt

5: Set of candlesticks, India, Dekkan, Karimnagar (?),1740-1750, silver, filigree, height 28 cm

5 - detail: Set of candlesticks, India, Dekkan, Karimnagar (?),1740-1750, silver, filigree, height 28 cm

6: Basket, China, Master Cutshing (?),1820-1840, silver, filigree, enamel, gilt; with a silk velvet lining, length 25 cm; height 19 cm

8: Kistje, China (of Chinese meesters werkzaam in de Portugese of Spaanse koloniën in Zuidoost-Azië), midden zeventiende eeuw, zilver, filigrein, afmetingen: lengte 37 cm; breedte 21,8 cm; hoogte 22,8 cm

9: Toilet set consisting of 32 objects including a Table mirror with painting, in a frame, China, 1740-1750, glass, mercury amalgam, paper, silver, filigree, gilt, wood, velvet, peacock and kingfisher feathers, mother-of-pearl, painting on the back of the glass, height 110 cm; width 64 cm

9 - detail: Toilet set consisting of 32 objects including a Table mirror with painting, in a frame, China, 1740-1750, glass, mercury amalgam, paper, silver, filigree, gilt, wood, velvet, peacock and kingfisher feathers, mother-of-pearl, painting on the back of the glass, height 110 cm; width 64 cm

10: Two small chests or baskets, China, 1740-1750, silver, gilt, filigree, watercolour, enamel, dimensions: height 19.5 cm; length 24 cm; width 18 cm

10 - detail: Two small chests or baskets, China, 1740-1750, silver, gilt, filigree, watercolour, enamel, dimensions: height 19.5 cm; length 24 cm; width 18 cm

11: Table decoration in the form of a pagoda, China, first half 19th century, silver filigree; on a wooden stand, height 20 cm

11 - detail: Table decoration in the form of a pagoda, China, first half 19th century, silver filigree; on a wooden stand, height 20 cm

12 detail: Vase with two handles in the form of dragons, China, late 17th - early 18th century, silver, filigree, enamel, gilt, height 28.5 cm; diameter 7.5 cm

13: Set of cassolettes, India, Goa (?), second half 17th century, silver, filigree, height 21 cm; length by the shoulders 14 cm; diameter base 9 cm

13 - detail: Set of cassolettes, India, Goa (?), second half 17th century, silver, filigree, height 21 cm; length by the shoulders 14 cm; diameter base 9 cm

14: Bracelet, China, Master Liqin, 1850-1860, gold, filigree; ivory,carving,length 17 cm

15: A pair of baskets, Batavia (?) or China, first half 18th century, silver, filigree, enamel, rubies, height 21.5 cm; diameter rosette 11.5 cm; diameter base 5 cm

15 - detail: A pair of baskets, Batavia (?) or China, first half 18th century, silver, filigree, enamel, rubies, height 21.5 cm; diameter rosette 11.5 cm; diameter base 5 cm

16: Queen Charlotte with her eldest sons, John Zoffany (1733-1810), oil on canvas, ca. 1765. The Royal Collection, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Londen

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