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    Sale 2797

    Anton Philips, Entrepreneur & Connoisseur

    6 November 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 307

    A fine and rare Dutch silver beaker shaped as a 'Berkemeijer'


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    A fine and rare Dutch silver beaker shaped as a 'Berkemeijer'
    Utrecht, 1637, unidentified maker's mark (quartered shield)
    Trumpet-shaped, on flat and reeded footrim, the lower part with graduated embossed ovals each in scroll strapwork medallion, the base inscribed: Hertger Rensen, the spreading upper part with engraved insects, foliage and strapwork, engraved with a coat-of-arms flanked by the initial H and R, marked on base
    9 cm. high
    104 gr.

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    Dutch beakers in the shape of glasses are extremely rare. J.W. Frederiks mentions two Dutch 'rummer' beakers, one also marked Utrecht with date-letter of 1614 and struck with a maker's mark, shield with two chevrons. This Utrecht silver 'Berkemeijer' seems to be the first recorded in the Netherlands. Cf. J.W. Frederiks, Dutch Silver, The Hague, 1958, 1960, Vol. II, p. 138, no. 406, pl. 186 and Vol. III, pp. 16, no. 46, pl. 33.

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