17th Century Jans Sjoerds Dutch Apostle Spoon?

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17th Century Jans Sjoerds Dutch Apostle Spoon?

Postby legrandmogol » Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:09 am

I was fortunate enough to stumble on this spoon recently. From the pictures I was able to see before buying it I thought it was the makers mark for Bolsward Silversmith Jan Sjoerds but now that I have the spoon I am not so sure. There is a very similar example attributed to him in the Fries Museum but they don't have a good view of the mark on that spoon. The mark looks like it could also be that of Frans Lous Machet but I cannot find any examples of his work.

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Re: 17th Century Jans Sjoerds Dutch Apostle Spoon?

Postby oel » Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:49 am

According to Citroen Dutch goldsmiths' and silversmiths' marks and names prior to 1812. Frans Machet maker's mark a clover registered in Bolsward 1685-1716
Jan Sjoerds maker's mark a clover registered in Bolsward 1608-1657
https://www.oks.nl/collection-detail/3896no-03989
NB. Both maker's marks also encountered as a falsification.

This apostle spoon needs a little bit more investigation. Will let you know in due time.

Best,

Peter,

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Re: 17th Century Jans Sjoerds Dutch Apostle Spoon?

Postby legrandmogol » Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:13 pm

Thanks Peter, I look forward to your verdict

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Re: 17th Century Jans Sjoerds Dutch Apostle Spoon?

Postby oel » Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:57 pm

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The maker's mark three leaf clover attributed to Frans Rienks Baardt, born 1601, died 1662/1663, registered in Guild book Bolsward 1614-1653
https://books.google.nl/books?id=owk9DQ ... dt&f=false
See page 338
NB; Jan Sjoerd attributed maker's mark(device mark) being X with serif with horizontal line in cross point, born around 1585, entered Guild book Bolsward 1609-1649, died 1659.
See page 318

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Source: Tussen hamer en aambeeld: Edelsmeden in Friesland tijdens de Gouden Eeuw
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Re: 17th Century Jans Sjoerds Dutch Apostle Spoon?

Postby legrandmogol » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:15 pm

Thank you again for another mystery solved. I will have to find a way to order that book. It looks very useful.

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Re: 17th Century Jans Sjoerds Dutch Apostle Spoon?

Postby oel » Sat Jun 08, 2019 5:42 pm

Let me know if you need any help ordering this great book.

Best,

Peter.


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