A Dutch nielloed silver beaker
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A Dutch nielloed silver beaker

MAKER'S MARK A BELL, AMSTERDAM, 1650, THE ENGRAVING POSSIBLY LATER

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A Dutch nielloed silver beaker
Maker's mark a bell, Amsterdam, 1650, the engraving possibly later
Of tapering form with flared rim, on moulded foot, a band of stamped ornament above, the lower section engraved with four panels of military trophies beneath a scene of the Spanish ambassador, Count Peneranda, receiving the Treaty of Münster and Osnabrük in Westphalia in 1648 from Barthold van Ghent from Gelderland, of the Dutch delegation, with other diplomats seated at a large table, with further figures in the background, engraved above with a reeded band, the base inset with a medal also commemorating the treaty, marked on upper border
17 cm. (6 5/8 in.) high
gross 388 gr. (12 oz.)
Provenance
Possibly Madame Douairière Heshuysen-Gerlings, 1901. Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, Geneva, 12 May 1983, lot 2 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. G-78).
Literature
Catalogue of the exhibition, Meesterwerken in het zilver 1520-1820, Amsterdam, Museum Willet-Holthuysen, 1984, p.56, no. 42, illustrated.
Catalogue of the exhibition, Beelden van een strijd. Oorlog en kunst vóór de Vrede van Münster 1621-1648, Delft, Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof, 1998, p.268, no. 29, illustrated.
Exhibited
Amsterdam, Museum Willet-Holthuysen, Meesterwerken in zilver 1520-1820, 1984, p. 56, no. 42.
Heemstede, Cultureel Centrum Het Oude Slot, Adriaan Pauw, vredestichter en streekhervormer, 8 June - 18 August 1985.
Delft, Stedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof, 'Beelden van een strijd. Oorlog en kunst vóór de Vrede van Münster 1621-1648', 1998, no. 29.
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Lot Essay

The scene is after an engraving from 1648 by Rombout van der Hoeye. During the ceremony at the conclusion of the Münster Treaty, six Dutch ministers were present.
They were:
1. Willem van Ripperda, Overijssel
2. Frans van Donia, Friesland
3. Adriaen Cleant tot Stedum, Groningen
4. Barthold van Ghent, Gelderland
5. Adriaen Pauw, Holland
6. Jan van Methenesse from West Friesland
The Minister of the Province of Zeeland, Johan van Knuyt, protested against the terms and refused to attend the ceremony (see catalogue of exhibition, Meesterwerken in Zilver 1520-1820, op. cit.).
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