J.R Ter Molen, doctoral thesis, Van Vianen een Utrechtse familie van zilversmeden met een internationale faam, University of Leiden, 1984, no. 521
In his article for Pantheon written in 1928 (see literature), Otto van Falke was in no doubt that the salt now offered was a genuine work by Adam van Vianen. At the time of the article, when it was being exhibited in the Schlossmuseum Berlin, the salt was compared to a ewer by Adam van Vianen (ter Molen no. 522), apparently marked for Utrecht, 1610, which the same museum had purchased in 1926 for 8000 reichmarks. Both the salt and the ewer which have been published and exhibited on numerous occasions since 1928 (the salt also on a number of occasions before 1928) are considered by Ter Molen (see literature 1984) to be copies, not original works by Adam van Vianen. In the Utrecht exhibition of 1984/85 the cataloguer of the salt considered it to be a work of around 1900, `Waarschijnlijk door de Haagse Zilversmid T. Saakes’.
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