Silver - A Middelburg Wine Cooler Hendrik  Boshart
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A Middelburg Wine Cooler

This impressive Louis XVI style wine cooler was made by Hendrik Boshart in Middelburg in 1783. The oval cooler stands on an openwork foot ring with a beaded edge at the top. Around the bottom of the body of the cooler there is an engraved border of stylized acanthus leaves. Around the centre is a raised band with a ribbon engraving of rosettes. Above it on each long side is an engraved garland. The upper rim is in the form of a staggered fence. The striking and unusual handles are each composed of two intertwined snakes.

Date: 1783
Made in: Middelburg
Maker: Hendrik Boshart
Style period: Louis XVI
Dimensions: 21.5 x 41 cm (h x w)
Weight: 1850 g
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