Anton Hinrich Pape (Neuendorf c. 1746 - Amsterdam 19-09-1816) became a silversmith in 1775 and in the same year he married Catharina Dutillieux. From an inventory drawn up on 1 September 1795 we may conclude that Pape was head of a large workshop, which employed at least six workers. His workshop produced large platework as well as flatware. Besides being the head of a workshop, Pape was appointed servant of the silversmith's guild, a job that he seems to have practised from 1798 until 1806 .
The present dishes bear the coat of arms of the Deutz van Assendelft family. Depicted are two crossed scythes behind an escutcheon with a stepping horse and a frontally placed helmet. On top of the helmet is placed an approaching, hooded woman. With her right hand she is holding a scythe over her right shoulder. The escutcheon with the stepping horse is the city-arms of Assendelft, the town were the Deutz van Assendelft family had their estate, the Assumburg
 Lorm, J.R. de, Amsterdams Goud en Zilver, Zwolle-Amsterdam, 1999, pp. 524-525