A Dutch silver dish
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A Dutch silver dish

SIGNED ADV (CONJOINED) IANA FE FOR ADAM VAN VIANEN, UTRECHT AND DATED 1622

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A Dutch silver dish
Signed ADV (conjoined) IANA FE for Adam van Vianen, Utrecht and dated 1622
Shaped circular, the border repoussé and chased in high relief with figure of the reclining Bacchus, a nude figure of Ceres to his right and a group of Venus and Cupid to his left, the interior chased with fluid scrolls and an auricular mask, signed on the border
17.7 cm. (7 in.) long
300 gr. (9 oz.)
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Christie's, Geneva, 8 November 1977, lot 182 (to Dreesmann).
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. G-21).
Literature
J.W. Frederiks, Dutch silver, vol. IV, The Hague, 1961, p. 38, no. 75, pl. 87.
L. Griesebach, Willem Kalf 1619-1693, Berlin 1974, pp. 125-126, no. 285.
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. 44.
J.R. ter Molen, Van Vianen, Rotterdam, 1984, vol. II, cat. no. 423.
Catalogue of the exhibition, Zeldzaam zilver uit de Gouden Eeuw. De Utrechtse edelsmeden Van Vianen, Utrecht, 1984, p. 88, no. 75.
D. von Flemming, 'Die Utrechter Edelschmiede van Vianen', Weltkunst, 1985 (3), pp. 212-214.

A contemporary picture in the Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann collection by Joachim Wtewael (Utrecht 1566-1638), Sine Cerere et Baccho friget Venus (Christie's, London, 11 April 2002, lot 575) also incorporates figures of Venus, Ceres, Bacchus and Cupid. The theme was a popular one, particularly in Northern European art, at this period and was drawn from a quotation from Eunuchus (v.732) written by the Roman comic writer Terence (Publius Terentius Afer, 193/83-159 BC). It implied that Love - personified by Venus - could not thrive without the stimulli of feasting - represented by Ceres, Goddes of Agriculture - and wine by Bacchus, God of Wine.
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. 44.
Utrecht, Centraal Museum, Zeldzaam Zilver uit de Gouden Eeuw. De Utrechtse edelsmeden Van Vianen, 14 December 1984 14 March 1985, no. 75.
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