29 October 2002
A Dutch silver brandy bowl
Mark of Jan Sjoerds, Bolsward, 1636
Oval, on a domed foot cast with cherubs' heads, strapwork and fruit, short stem of ovals, the sides engraved with panels of strapwork, foliage and masks, two heraldic lily handles
22.7 cm. wide
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For an almost identical but later brandybowl made by the same maker in 1656 see J.W. Frederiks, Dutch silver, The Hague, 1961, vol. III, no. 214, illustrated.
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