Pair of Dutch silver candlesticks

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Pair of Dutch silver candlesticks


Hendrik Keijzer

Amsterdam, 1758

691 gram; 19,5 cm hoog


The candlesticks stand on a moulded square base with chamfered corners. The baluster-shaped stem rises from a circular floor and is faceted above the faceted nodus and applied with four stylized ornaments below the nodus. The spool-shaped, faceted candle holder features a small plain band. Fully marked on the base at the bottom, both with assay stripes on the neck on the inside.


The maker’s mark HK monogram is attributed to Hendrik Keijzer. This attribution is based on the initials. Hendrik Keijzer must have been born in 1716 as the son of Lammert, a shoemaker and Lena Walschot. In 1739 Hendrik Keijzer married Groetje Donkers. In 1781 he is reordered in the burial register of the Carthusian cemetery. Several silver objects are known from this silversmith with the master mark HK. Elias Voet has noted and described a pair of candlesticks made in 1749.


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