Pair of Dutch silver candlesticks

  • Zilveren kandelaars Pont Amsterdam 18e eeuw
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Pair of Dutch silver candlesticks

Jan Diederik Pont

Amsterdam, 1755

1.172 grams, 24.5 cm high


Jan Diederik Pont ( ca. 1701-1767) was born in Bremen, where he was trained as a silversmith in Johan Gräfenstein’s workshop. Like many fellow German silversmiths at that time he moved to Amsterdam, attracted by its prosperous economy. In 1729 he became poorter (burgher) of the city and married Maria van Rixtel in 1731. Their son Willem Pont, followed in his father’s footsteps and became master in 1755. Father and son worked together at Rozenstraat, Amsterdam, until Jan Diederik died in 1767.


Associate literature:

Collection Amsterdam W.J.R. Dreesmann, part II, The Hague, 1949, p. 610

Collection Amsterdam W.J.R. Dreesmann, part, III, The Hague, 1951, p. 812

Exhibition catalogue, Amsterdams goud en zilver, Amsterdam, 1950, nr. 123

Catalogue Frederik Muller, Amsterdam, 22-25 March, 1960, lot nrs. 172 and 173.

Sotheby’s Amsterdam, 3 November 2003, lot nr. 64