Christie's charge a premium to the buyer on the final bid price of each lot sold at the following rates: 23.8% of the final bid price of each lot sold up to and including €150,000 and 14.28% of any amount in excess of €150,000. Buyers' premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.
Dirk Beeldemaker Sr. was born in 1676 in The Hague. He married Catrina Geertruyd van Diepen in 1697 whom was the widow of the silversmith Pieter van Laar from Zwolle. Together they had five children, one of them, Adrianus, also became a silversmith. Their daughter Sara married Johannes Hallegraef who worked as a silversmith in Deventer. In 1710, a year after Catrina died, he re-married with Hendrina Onkhuysen from Kampen and together they had another two daughters. Dirk died in 1719 and was burried in the Michaëls church in Zwolle. Quite some silver made by Dirk Beeldemaker and his son Adrianus has survived and several of them are in the collection of G.A.H. Buisman. Next to the lovely brandybowls made by Dirk and Adrianus (lots 243-246) the present beaker made in 1699 by Dirk is a good example of his remarkable skills. Literature:
B. Dubbe, ZWOLS ZILVER, Het Zwolse goud- en zilversmidsambacht en zijn meesters, Zwolle, 1999, p. 109.
Dr. Joh. R. ter Molen, Glans Langs de Ijssel, Zilver uit Zutphen, Deventer, Zwolle en Kampen, Zwolle, 1999, p. 154.