cf. Exhibition Catalogue, "De lelijke Tijd", Pronkstukken van nederlandse Interieurkunst 1835-1895, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, 1995-1996, nr. 101
J.R. de Lorm, Een surtout van Bisdom van Vliet, "Antiek", november 1995, p. 162-169
The plain but elegant silver inkstand was made by Pieter Pieterse (1821-1903), a professional silversmith who entered the firm A. Bonebakker & Zn., in Amsterdam. With his arrival the firm opened its own workshop for the production of gold and silver objects. Pieter Pieterse was a highly competent silversmith, who executed important commissions for the firm Bonebakker. One example is the extensive surtout-de-table for the Family Bidom van Vliet-Knogh, now in the Museum Bisdom Van Vliet in Haastrecht. However, his most important commission, the silver chandelier with a silverweight of sixty kilo's was the present from the Town of Amsterdam to the Dutch King Willem III and Queen Sophie at the Anniversary of their silver wedding day.