Pair of biscuit containers, Diederik Willem Rethmeyer, 1791

Pair of biscuit containers, Diederik Willem Rethmeyer, 1791

zilver, h 7.6cm × w 10.7cm × d 7.6cm × w 617.0gr. More details

These two plain containers are decorated only with a beaded edge. Their form is determined by their function. During dessert, biscuits were served from the round container, and oublies (small rolled-up waffles) from the rectangular one. Such silver biscuit containers almost always come in pairs and are a typically Dutch phenomenon. Their shape may have been derived from simpler models made of tin.

On display in gallery 0.7-Z1.01

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