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Dutch 20 ct Yellow Gold Mounted Bible - Antique Circa 1740

A fine and impressive antique 18th century Dutch 20 carat yellow gold mounted bible; an addition to our diverse range of collectable continental pieces

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Description


This impressive antique Dutch 20 carat yellow gold mounted Dutch bible has a rectangular form.


The leather binding of the book is ornamented with gold coloured simplified borders encompassing the covers and spine, in addition to six-pointed stars and floral motifs.


The covers are further ornamented with exceptional cast hallmarked gold mounts accented with a scrolling leaf decorated border and rounded bar to the upper portion.


Each mount/catch is embellished with a religious biblical scene including: a soldier examining a map, a musician reading music, a king with a septre and a figure holding a reflection of the iconic portrayal of the ten commandment tablets.


These mounts and catches open to allow access to the finely illustrated columns encompassing the presentation of the Dutch biblical message.


The hallmarks struck to this gold bible includes:

Maker's mark: IB (Untraced)

Nationality mark: Netherlands

Silver quality/purity mark: 833 (.833 standard gold, 20 carat)


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Condition


This antique gold bible is an excellent gauge of gold, excellent quality and in excellent condition in keeping with age.

The leather binding of the cover bears a split but can be considered to be in excellent condition in keeping with age and is priced accordingly.

The pages and covers of the bible have even wear in keeping with age and use.

The hallmarks to the underside of the catches and surface of the mounts are clear in keeping with age and location.


Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this antique Dutch bible.


Dimensions


Height 15.2cm/6"

Width 9cm/3.5"

Depth 4.6cm/1.8"


 
 
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