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    Sale 5936

    The Country House Sale - Property of the 14th Earl of Kintore & The Collection of the Late Bernard Lyons, C.B.E.

    18 March 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 91

    A DUTCH SILVER PRESENTATION TROWEL

    MAKER'S MARK ONLY OF AVE CONJOINED, FOR ARNOLDUS VAN ESSEN, GRONINGEN, CIRCA 1743

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    A DUTCH SILVER PRESENTATION TROWEL
    MAKER'S MARK ONLY OF AVE CONJOINED, FOR ARNOLDUS VAN ESSEN, GRONINGEN, CIRCA 1743
    With wood handle, engraved with presentation inscription to one side and a large coat-of-arms on the reverse
    11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) long
    gross weight 7 oz. (217 gr.)


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    The inscription reads: Ter Gedagtenis met deezen troffel hebben Anthoni Ewout, Francina Margaretha, Gerard Jan, Johanna Maria en Sibilla Volkera, zoons en dogters van den Hoog Ed. Gestr. Heere Joan Albert Sichterman raad extraordinaris in Indien; mitsgaders Directeur in Bengale &c: en Mevrouwe Sibilla Volkera, Sadelyn de eerste steenen gelegt van het huis, op ordre van Hunnen H. Vader gebouwt aan de Ossemerki te Groningen, den 26 Maart 1743

    Anthony Adrian, 8th Baron Falconer (d.1804) succeeded to the Earldom of Kintore on the death of his cousin, George Keith, 10th Earl Marischal in 1778. His father, William, 7th Baron Falconer (d.1776) was a colonel in the Dutch service and settled at Groningen in Holland. The provenance of the trowel can be traced to the family of the 5th Earl's wife, Christina Elizabeth Sichterman (d.1809). Her father was Jan Albert Sichterman as named in the inscription on the trowel.

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    Provenance

    Jan Albert Sichterman and by decent to his son-in-law Anthony Adrian Falconer, 5th Earl of Kintore and 8th Baron Falconer (d.1804).