A charming pair of 800 silver cufflinks of a young girl in traditional Dutch clothing smoking a pipe*.
Though small, the raised image has fine detail that is still crisp, the silver has a soft aged patina.
The tops measure 9/16" square, the backs are 3/16" by .75".
Marked 800 for silver content and a makers hallmark that looks like conjoined CF or CE. The date letter stamp is a script V in a distinctive shape for 1830.
Total weight is 7.4 grams.
Excellent condition, no damage and minimal wear.
A unique pair of antique Dutch cufflinks with an unusual theme.
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*Women Pipe smokers are rare today but female smoking was very popular in the 17th and 18th centuries. Respectable women were commonly seen smoking pipes in public. Many famous paintings exist of noble women of the period drinking in the smoke from a clay pipe. The middle classes were eager to enjoy this new pastime as well. In the Elizabethan times clay pipes were quite delicate with graceful thin bowls and long stems.