Wentke or long overdress from the town of Hindeloopen in the Netherlands, c. 1750-1800. [K.41-65], The Netherlands Openluchtmuseum.
Made of Indian chintz in various shades of blue on white. The material dates from the second half of the 18th century and is lined with linen. Worn mainly on Sundays and for occasion wear in the 18th century by women and children, the chintz overdress, which was open in the front, was the most well known example of the Hindelooper costume.
Woman’s Gown (Wentke), Coromandel Coast, India, c. 1730 (chintz); and Hindeloopen, The Netherlands, mid-18th century (construction), cotton, resist-dyed and painted; gown, lined with linen, trimmed with Dutch weft-patterned tape (langetband). Veldman-Eecen Collection, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, 2012.22.15
Platinum, Pâte de Verre, Diamond and Onyx Bracelet, France. Estimation 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 53,750 USD. Photo Sotheby’s.
Composed of nine pâte de verre plaques depicting flowering tree branches, spaced by links set with single-cut diamonds weighing approximately 3.75 carats and rectangular-shaped cabochon onyxes, length 6½ inches, with French assay and workshop marks. With fitted box.
Sotheby’s. Important Jewels, New York, 05 févr. 2015, 10:00 AM