Small chest made of wood from Jan van Speijk’s gunboat, J. H. Cuperus, c. 1831 - c. 1832

Small chest made of wood from Jan van Speijk’s gunboat, J. H. Cuperus, c. 1831 - c. 1832

wood, h 13.1cm × w 29.2cm × d 7.8cm. More details

According to an accompanying certificate, this chest originally contained ‘remains of Van Speijk’. Like the adjacent snuffbox, it is reputedly made of fragments of wood from the gunboat, while the rings and the nutcracker are of iron recovered from the vessel. Many objects of this kind were awarded as prizes in a national lottery whose proceeds financed the construction of the Van Speijk lighthouse at Egmond aan Zee.

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