A Dutch silver windmill beaker
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A Dutch silver windmill beaker

MARK OF GERRIT VALCK, AMSTERDAM, 1643, THE STEM AND WINDMILL LATER REPLACEMENTS

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A Dutch silver windmill beaker
Mark of Gerrit Valck, Amsterdam, 1643, the stem and windmill later replacements
The bowl repoussé and chased with panels of fruit and foliage within scroll and fruit cartouches, the lower border engraved with initials HG TC and a housemark, the later reeded baluster stem with four applied scroll brackets, the windmill with revolving sails and flag, the blowpipe with a miller carrying a sack, marked on border
22 cm. (8 5/8 in.) high
232 gr. (7 oz.)
Provenance
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. G-75).
Literature
Catalogue of the exhibition, Selections of XVII and XVIII Century Dutch Art from the Collection of Dr. A.C.R. Dreesmann, Notre Dame, Indiana, The Snite Museum of Art, 17 October 26 December 1982, p. 70, no. 43.
Exhibited
Notre Dame, Indiana, The Snite Museum of Art, Selections of XVII and XVIII Century Dutch Art from the Collection of Dr. A.C.R. Dreesmann, 17 October 26 December 1982, no. 43.
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Lot Essay

For an other windmill beaker by Gerrit Valck see J.R. ter Molen, Zilver, Rotterdam, 1994, no. 23, p. 96.
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