1 April 2017
From 1 to 9 April it will be Museum-week all over Holland. The endless series of treasures preserved in the Dutch museums are advertised as ‘our real gold’. As a highlight of our collection we show this week a pipe not with gold but with mother of pearl made in a priceless craftsmanship. It is a Hungarian made wooden pipe from the 1840’s.The surface of this pipe is covered all over with tiny pieces of cut silvery shell in a fine geometric pattern, including three small coat of arms in hart shapes with miniature double headed eagles, the imperial sign. For this year this recent acquisition functions as one of our precious objects, our ‘real gold’.