3216
3216
A Rare American Silver Cann, Jacob Gerritse Lansing & Henry Van Veghten, Albany, circa 1775
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
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3216
A Rare American Silver Cann, Jacob Gerritse Lansing & Henry Van Veghten, Albany, circa 1775
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 8,125 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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A Rare American Silver Cann, Jacob Gerritse Lansing & Henry Van Veghten, Albany, circa 1775
of baluster form with molded spreading base, with leaf-capped double scroll handle, the base engraved with initials VS over WM converted to VS over WM
triple-struck on base L & V V in rectangle and with scratch weight
height 3 7/8 in.
9.8cm
7oz 10dwt
236g
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Provenance

Wessel Van Schaick and Marria Gerritse Van Schaick, Albany, NY
Sold, Sotheby's, New York, 1-2 February 1985, lot 78.

Catalogue Note

The initials are those of Wessel Van Schaick and Maria Gerritse Van Schaick, who married in 1743.  Wessel Wan Schaick (1712-1783) was a prominent Albany merchant and blacksmith. He filed a will in December 1782 leaving his entire estate to his wife on the grounds that she remain his widow.  A ladle also engraved VS over WM is in the collection of the Albany Institute of History and Art and is illustrated in Norman Rice, Albany Silver 1652-1825, p. 32 figure 44.

The partnership between Jacob Gerritse Lansing and Henry Van Veghten was seemingly very short lived.  A Lansing & Van Veghten invoice dated 1774 and 1775 also in the collection of the Albany Institue is suggestive of the Firm's brief existence.

The Iris Schwartz Collection of American Silver

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New York