Designed by Nature
25 September 2018
The Dutch Silver Museum (Nederlands Zilver Museum) in Schoonhoven features the exhibition “Designed by Nature”. Silver objects inspired by or copied from nature, or even natural materials mounted in silver as a proof of creativity of the silver smiths. Five objects from our collection are on loan to this exhibition: two turtle tobacco boxes from 1650, a silver mounted chamois horn and deer horn made into a pipe. The most modern object in our collection is the breathtaking tobacco jar by Jurriën Schiff from 1997, in which an ostrich egg is processed, of course with silver edges. The exhibition runs from 4 October ’18 to 10 June 2019.