Dutch silver coffee urn with burner on stand
Reynier Brandt, (Amsterdam), circa 1760
2248 gram all in; 37.5 cm high
The baluster-shaped urn, adorned with rocailles, is raised on for scroll feet on wood ball supports. Detachable rocaille cover with flower finial and wood handle, silver stand and later silver burner. Only marked with maker’s mark RB.
Reynier Brandt (1702-1788) was born in Wezel (Germany) as son of Wilhelm Brandt and Anna Katharina Westerholt. In1734 he became burgher (poorter) of Amsterdam and was admitted as a master in the Amsterdam silversmiths’ guild. Some years later he married Maria van Wierop, Hendrik Swiering’s widow, who had a son Reijnier Swiering. The couple settled at Lauriergracht in Amsterdam. Reynier Brandt was highly productive during his long life. He mostly manufactured baskets, serving trays and casters. After his wife’s death in 1782, he joined his son Gerrit Brandt at Prinsengracht, who was also a silversmith. In 1788 Reynier Brandt died and was buried at the Westerkerk, near his wife. His stepson Reijnier Swiering, who had been working in Brandt’s workshop, but also for the company Peirolet, did not inherit anything, for Gerrit Brandt was appointed the single heir.
-Sotheby’s New York, 12 April 1980, lot 440.
-Private collection, thence by descent.
-K.A. Citroen, Amsterdamse zilversmeden en hun merken, Amsterdam, 1975, nr. 783
– H. Vreeken, Goud en Zilver met Amsterdamse keuren, Amsterdams Historisch Museum, Zwolle, 2003, pp. 424-425