• European Noble and Private Col auction at Christies

    Sale 2835

    European Noble and Private Collections

    15 - 16 December 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 379

    A Dutch colonial silver coffee-pot and cover


    Price Realised  


    A Dutch colonial silver coffee-pot and cover
    Maker's mark IBI in oval, Batavia, first quarter 18th Century
    The pear-shaped body supported on three scroll feet joined by pierced panels and shell- and scroll ornaments, the lower body fitted with three taps between shell ornaments, below the engraving Ter Gedacht-V-Wijlen Zijn Edelh-Henric Zwaardecroon, oud gouv-generaal v-Nederl-India. geboor-Binnen Rotterd-den-26-Jan-1667 overl-tot Bat-den-12-e en begr-den-16-Augusti-1728, the upper body with cut-card floral ornaments, surmounted by lambrequins and two swing scroll handles, the cover moulded with knop finial, slightly warped, some dents and scratches, marked to the base
    38.5 cm. high
    3252 gr.

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    Henrick Zwaardecroon (26 January 1667-12 August 1728) was Governor-General of the Dutch East Indies from 1718 until 1725.

    For a similar Dutch coffee-pot see Dr. J.R. ter Molen, Zilver- catalogus van de voorwerpen van edelmetaal in de collectie van het Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, 1994, p. 158-159 where a coffee-pot by the Amsterdam silversmith Pieter de Keen is illustrated. Another coffee-pot by the same maker is in the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, see Jan Rüdolph de Lorn, Amsterdams Goud en Zilver, Zwolle, 1999, p. 101, nr. 48. A similar example of Joannes Winter, Amsterdam, can be found in J.W. Frederiks, Dutch silver, The Hague, 1958, Vol. II, p. 98, nr. 282.

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