Dutch silver tureen on stand

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Dutch silver tureen on stand

Dirk van de Goorberg, Delft, 1778


4830 grams; 33 cm height tureen, 41 cm width stand


This exceptional tureen was in 2020 on display in the important exhibition ‘Meesterstukken van Delftse Zilversmeden’, held in Museum Prinsenhof Delft.


Dirk van der Goorbergh (circa 1723-1816) was a very skilled Delft master, whose work could compete with that of the renowned The Hague silversmiths at that time. The work of English silversmiths, who worked in the so-called Adam style (from ca. 1765-1795), might have influenced Dirk van der Goorberg. English catalogues with designs from Sheffield, Birmingham and London silversmiths were available to Dutch silversmiths due to the trade contacts via Rotterdam harbour. Therefore, Dirk van der Goorberg might have been familiar with the design of the magnificent tureen the London silversmiths John Wakelin & William made in 1777, engraved with the coat-of-arms of Lowther, Earls of Lonsdale, which is also applied with swags and medallions.


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Van Lidth de Jeude family, The Netherlands



Biesboer, Delfts Zilver, Delftse Goud en zilversmeden en hun merken, 1536-1807, Zwolle, 2020, p. 310 ill. 123, p. 139 and 417



Museum Prinsenhof, Delft, Meesterstukken van Delftse Zilversmeden, 1590-1800, 1 June 2020- 3 January 2021, cat . no. 58