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The Marianne L. Dreesmann-van der Spek Collection

Flora: An Important Dutch silver standing salt, Adam van Vianen, (Utrecht), 1621

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July 6, 02:09 PM GMT

Estimate

600,000 - 800,000 GBP

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The Marianne L. Dreesmann-van der Spek Collection

Flora: An Important Dutch silver standing salt, Adam van Vianen

(Utrecht), 1621


embossed and chased as a barefoot flower girl representing Summer, balancing a basket, with little handles, on her head, carrying a basket of flowers on her arm and holding a spray of tulips, on a domed foot of quatrefoil outline, flat-chased signature ADV conjoined and dated 1621 within the fluid lobate scrolls and undulating folds of the base, later engraved with a crest, A Pelican in her Piety, 19th century bowl lining, the reverse of the crested cartouche with a later mark 'JM' conjoined 

20.3 cm., 8in. high

509gr., 16oz. 7dwt.

A British private collection before 1858
A Rotterdam private collection before 1977
Sold Christies Laren, 21 March 1977. Lot 273
Collection Prof. Dr Drs Anton C.R. Dreesmann, Laren, inv. no. G21
Inherited from the estate of the above, July 2002, inv. no. G024
(Auction catalogue), Fine Dutch Silver, Christie, Manson & Woods Ltd., Laren, 21 March 1977, cat. no. 273, p. 56 (reproduced in colour);
Johannes Rein ter Molen, Van Vianen, een Utrechtse familie van zilversmeden met een internationale faam , Rijksuniversiteit Leiden, Leiden, 1984, 2 vols, vol. II, Catalogus, cat. no. 420, p. 85;
Johannes Rein ter Molen, Zeldzaam Zilver uit de Gouden Eeuw, De Utrechtse edelsmeden Van Vianen, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, 1984, ref. no. 71, p. 85, ill. p. 85;
Weltkunst, C.A. Breuer, Munich, Germany, 1 February 1985, vol. 55, no. 3, p. 212-214 (comment on the exhibition dedicated to the Van Vianen family, in the Centraal Museum, Utrecht).
Zeldzaam Zilver uit de Gouden Eeuw, De Utrechtse Edelsmeden Van Vianen, 14 December 1984-10 February 1985, Centraal Museum of Utrecht, no. 71