Gold plated toiletries kit bearing the cipher of Elisabeth Arlington-van Nassau

The splendid 13-component set with a stylish floral decoration and monogram "EIOPA" was probably owned by Elisabeth Arlington-van Nassau. Is considered that the impressively beautiful toilets objects have been manufactured by some of the best goldsmiths of the Hague crafts school - Adriaen van Hoecke and Hermanus van Gulick.

Elisabeth Arlington-van Nassau (1633–1718), born in The Hague, is a descendant of several European royal families: Prince Willem van Oranje (1533-1584), Emperor Charlemagne (747-814), King William I of England (1027-1087), King Henry II of England (1133-1189) and others. In March 1665 she married Henry Bennet (1618-1685), 1st Earl of Arlington.

The glamorous toiletry of nearly 350 years old is part of the collection of the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. The museum provides the following information for the exclusive works of jeweler's art:

Makers: Adriaen van Hoecke (1659–1716) was born in Leiden, Netherlands - mirror, candle holders, comb box, powder boxes, gantières
             Hermanus van Gulick (possible) - perfume bottles, pin plate; Unknown Hague master - brushes

Silver gilt, The Hague, 1666; one small tray 1678, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag
Purchased with the assistance of the Rembrandt Society.

Address: Gemeentemuseum, Stadhouderslaan 41, 2517 HV Den Haag, Netherlands

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Part of gilded set (powder box) of Elisabeth Arlington-van Nassau, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

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The gilded complect of Elisabeth Arlington-van Nassau, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands (detail)

Part of gilded set (two perfume bottles) of Elisabeth Arlington-van Nassau, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

The gilded set of Elisabeth Arlington-van Nassau, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands (detail)

The gilded toiletries set of Elisabeth Arlington-van Nassau, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (detail)

The gilded complect of Elisabeth Arlington-van Nassau, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands (detail)

Part of gilded set (powder box) of Elisabeth Arlington-van Nassau, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

The gilded complect of Elisabeth Arlington-van Nassau, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands (detail)

The gilded complect of Elisabeth Arlington-van Nassau, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands (detail)

The gilded toiletries set of Elisabeth Arlington-van Nassau, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands

The gilded set of Elisabeth Arlington-van Nassau, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands (detail)

The gilded toiletries set of Elisabeth Arlington-van Nassau, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (detail)

The gilded complect of Elisabeth Arlington-van Nassau, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, Netherlands (detail)

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