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    Sale 2811

    European Noble and Private Collections

    24 - 25 June 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 343

    FRANS ZWOLLO SR.

    AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF HAMMERED SILVER SEVEN LIGHT CANDELABRA, 1917

    Price Realised  

    FRANS ZWOLLO SR.
    AN IMPORTANT PAIR OF HAMMERED SILVER SEVEN LIGHT CANDELABRA, 1917
    Each shaped as stylised flowers supporting seven arms with nozzles, the bases decorated a with stylised leave-shaped pattern
    77 cm. high (each)
    marked to underside of bases with artist's seal; incised ANNO MCMXVII and with artist's marks on all separate parts
    2 (2)


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    The present impressive pair of candelabra have been ordered as a special commission by Mr. Dr. R.J. de Visser as part of an extensive table service, executed between 1916 and 1918 by the well known silversmith Frans Zwollo sr.

    In the 1982 catalogue on the travelling exhibition on Zwollo, the authors mention the original invoice of the service. In this invoice one can read that the most expensive part of the service - which costed a total of 13,900 NLG - where formed by the candelabra, priced at 3,000 NLG.

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    Literature

    Exhib.cat., Frans Zwollo sr en zijn tijd, Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1982, p. 71, ill. 49 for an overview of the larger part of the De Visser tableware, showing the present candelabra; and p. 114, no. 96/97

    H. Dommisse et.al., Klokken, zilver, sieraden, 1900-1930, Nederlands Goud- Zilver- en Klokkenmuseum, Schoonhoven, 1976, p. 21, ill. 64 showing one of the candelabra


    Exhibited

    Frans Zwollo sr en zijn tijd, exhibition Museum Boymans van Beuningen Rotterdam, Gemeentemuseum Arnhem and Karl Ernst Osthaus Museum, Hagen, 1982, no. 96/97