A Dutch silver fish slice

  • Zilveren Visschep Amsterdam 18e eeuw
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A Dutch silver fish slice

Made by Hendrik Swierink

Amsterdam, 1768

183 grams, 38.5 cm long


Hendrik Swierink was born in Zwolle in 1693 and became silversmith in Amsterdam in 1726. In 1733 he married Catharina van Huet. The couple lived at Rozengracht, Amsterdam and had two children. Their son Barend, who also became a silversmith, married in 1772, when his father Hendrik had died.



-Jacob J. Roosjen, Zilver Zaken, Breukelen, 2014/15, p. 14.