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Dutch Bible with Gold Bookclasps


The gold clasps with maker's mark of Nicolaas van Wijk, Amsterdam, 1788 The bible: the old and new book by Nederlandsche Bijbel - Compagnie te Amsterdam, J. Brandt en Zoon, en P. Proost te Haarlem, Johannes Enschedé en Zonen 1853. The four small gold clasps chased and embossed with scenes of the seven joys of the Virgin: the annunciation, the nativity of Jesus, the adoration of the Kings, and the presentation of Jesus in the temple, the two large clasps with the baptizing of Christ and the ascension of Christ. Bible: L 15.3 cm x W 9.2 cm x D 5.7 cm; Clasps: L 3.4 + 5.4 + 2.4 cm x W 3.4 cm x D 0.1 cm.  


  • Creator
    Nicolaas van Wijk (Maker)
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  • Condition Details
    The condition of the gold mounts is very good except for the usual minor dents and scratches, the leather cover of the bible shows some wear around the corners, one corner with a loose piece of leather, the pages a bit yellow and some small stains.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses.
  • Dimensions
    H 6.03 in. x W 3.63 in. x D 2.25 in.H 15.3 cm x W 9.2 cm x D 5.7 cm
  • Seller Location
    Hilversum, NL
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