Investigation into the provenance of museum collections in connection with the theft, confiscation and sale of objects under duress between 1933 and 1945.

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Applied art

45 objects


Albarello

Albarello

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous (Spain)
Title
Albarello
Year
c. 1400-1500
Technique
Ceramic, polychrome decoration
Size
h. 29,7 cm, Ø12,8 cm
Inventorynumber
OCE-1936-0003
Category
Applied art
Museum
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Investigation results

Conclusion

This albarello belonged to the collection of Frank and Margarethe Oppenheim, a Jewish couple.

Explanation

The Oppenheims lived in Oppenheim...

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Ribbed brush with floral decoration

Ribbed brush with floral decoration

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Ribbed brush with floral decoration
Year
c. 1675-1724
Technique
High-fired faience/polychrome
Size
l. 19 (incl. ring) x b. 10,3 x h. 4,5 cm
Inventorynumber
OCE-1942-0089
Category
Applied art
Museum
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Investigation results

Conclusion

The brush was part of the collection confiscated from Hans Ludwig Larsen.

Explanation

Hans Ludwig Larsen was of German Jewish extraction and...

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Brush with floral vase motif

Brush with floral vase motif

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Brush with floral vase motif
Year
c. 1700-1749
Technique
Low-fired faience/polychrome
Size
l. 15,4 x b. 8,9 x h. 3,1 cm
Inventorynumber
OCE-1942-0091
Category
Applied art
Museum
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Investigation results

Conclusion

The brush was part of the collection confiscated from Hans Ludwig Larsen.

Explanation

Hans Ludwig Larsen was of German Jewish extraction and...

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Brush with chinoiserie motif

Brush with chinoiserie motif

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Brush with chinoiserie motif
Year
c. 1700-1730
Technique
Low-fired faience/polychrome
Size
l. 14,8 x b. 8,5 x h. 3,4 cm
Inventorynumber
OCE-1942-0088
Category
Applied art
Museum
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Investigation results

Conclusion

The brush was part of the collection confiscated from Hans Ludwig Larsen.

Explanation

Hans Ludwig Larsen was of German Jewish extraction and...

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Brush with chinoiserie floral vase motif

Brush with chinoiserie floral vase motif

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Brush with chinoiserie floral vase motif
Year
c. 1700-1749
Technique
High-fired faience
Size
l. 16,3 x b. 10 cm
Inventorynumber
OCE-1942-0090
Category
Applied art
Museum
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Investigation results

Conclusion

The brush was part of the collection confiscated from Hans Ludwig Larsen.

Explanation

Hans Ludwig Larsen was of German Jewish extraction and...

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Ice-boat ‘Sperwer’

Ice-boat ‘Sperwer’

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous (possibly built in Edam)
Title
Ice-boat ‘Sperwer’
Year
c. 1750
Technique
Oak
Size
l. 350 x b. 150 x h. 50 cm
Inventorynumber
ZZM-003257
Category
Applied art
Museum
Zuiderzeemuseum

Investigation results

Conclusion

Before the Second World War this boat belonged to Andries Witmond, a Jewish businessman.

Explanation

The Witmond family ran a hardware store on...

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Pew

Pew

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous (Netherlands)
Title
Pew
Year
17th century
Technique
Oak
Size
h. 94,5 x b. 153 x d. 44 cm
Inventorynumber
C1942-176
Category
Applied art
Museum
Muiderslot

Investigation results

Conclusion

This pew was part of the collection of J. van Messel a Jewish art dealer.

Explanation

In August 1942, J. van Messel art gallery merged with...

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Empire pendulum clock

Empire pendulum clock

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Empire pendulum clock
Year
c. 1840
Technique
Alabaster, brass and mahogany
Size
h. 19 x b. 29 x d. 6,5 cm
Inventorynumber
1241
Description

Alabaster pendulum clock with brass mechanism and mahogany base

Category
Applied art
Museum
Zeeuws Maritiem MuZEEum

Investigation results

Conclusion

Who turned this pendulum clock in to the police during the war in no longer known; it is possible that the object was once the property of a Jewish...

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Römer depicting the arms of Low Countries provinces with the text ‘Anno 1623’

Römer depicting the arms of Low Countries provinces with the text ‘Anno 1623’

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous (Netherlands/Germany)
Title
Römer depicting the arms of Low Countries provinces with the text ‘Anno 1623’
Year
1600-1623
Technique
Glass
Size
22 x 12,6 cm
Inventorynumber
GM 05023
Category
Applied art
Museum
Museum Arnhem

Investigation results

Conclusion

Who owned this römer before it passed to Nederlands Beheersinstituut in The Hague is not known.

Explanation

Investigators have failed to...

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Dish with quadruped motif

Dish with quadruped motif

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous (Sultanabad)
Title
Dish with quadruped motif
Year
14th century
Technique
Fritware, slip and glaze
Size
h. 5 cm, Ø 20,5 cm
Inventorynumber
OCE-1937-0012
Category
Applied art
Museum
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Investigation results

Conclusion

This dish was part of the collection confiscated from the heirs of Emma Budge.

Explanation

This cup stand belonged to Emma Budge’s...

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Anonymous, Stand for an altar cross

Stand for an altar cross

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous, Maasland
Title
Stand for an altar cross
Year
c. 1170
Technique
Bronze
Size
h 16,4 cm × l 14,1 cm × b 13 cm
Inventorynumber
BK-16920
Category
Applied art
Museum
Rijksmuseum

Investigation results

Conclusion

This stand belonged to Maximilian Benedikt Heyum Freiherr von Goldschmidt-Rothschild.

Explanation

De provenance of this object is unclear,...

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Two commemorative plates

Two commemorative plates

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous (Delft)
Title
Two commemorative plates
Year
1755
Technique
Blue on white ceramic
Size
Ø 22 cm
Inventorynumber
1530
Description

Two commemorative plates inscribed ‘Claas van Calker in Deventer 1755’ and ‘Jacob H en de Bolte’

Category
Applied art
Museum
Historisch Museum Deventer

Investigation results

Conclusion

No record remains identifying the Cohen family from whom the museum acquired these commemorative plates and why they parted with...

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Tapestry depicting a Hunting Scene

Tapestry depicting a Hunting Scene

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Tapestry depicting a Hunting Scene
Year
18th century
Technique
Wool and silk
Size
205 x 201 cm
Inventorynumber
2.0019
Category
Applied art
Museum
Stadsmuseum Woerden

Investigation results

Conclusion

Who owned this tapestry before it was acquired by Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie is no longer known.

Explanation

During the...

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Delftware plate with blue floral and foliate decoration

Delftware plate

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous (Netherlands)
Title
Delftware plate
Year
Unknown
Technique
Porcelain
Size
Ø 23 cm
Inventorynumber
H 1958-0052
Category
Applied art
Museum
Drents Museum

Investigation results

Conclusion

No information is available regarding when or from whom Drents Museum acquired this object or the identity of the original...

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Pair of baluster-shaped Chinese porcelain jars

Pair of baluster-shaped Chinese porcelain jars

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous (China)
Title
Pair of baluster-shaped Chinese porcelain jars
Year
Unknown
Technique
Porcelain
Size
23,1 x 22,6 cm
Inventorynumber
H 1957-0188
Description

Two baluster-shaped Chinese porcelain jars with blue foliate and floral decoration

Category
Applied art
Museum
Drents Museum

Investigation results

Conclusion

No information is available regarding when or from whom Drents Museum acquired these jars or the identity of the original...

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Pair of bulbous porcelain vases

Pair of bulbous porcelain vases

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous (Netherlands)
Title
Pair of bulbous porcelain vases
Year
Unknown
Technique
Porcelain
Size
h. 13,5 cm
Inventorynumber
H 1957-0189
Description

Two bulbous porcelain vases, S-shaped profile with blue foliate decoration and red, yellow, purple and green in the flowers

Category
Applied art
Museum
Drents Museum

Investigation results

Conclusion

No information is available regarding when or from whom Drents Museum acquired these objects or the identity of the original...

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Two protractible silver lyre-shaped pickle forks

Two protractible silver lyre-shaped pickle forks

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Two protractible silver lyre-shaped pickle forks
Year
1880-1920
Size
18,3 x 2,5 cm
Inventorynumber
04797
Category
Applied art
Museum
Flipje en Streekmuseum Tiel

Investigation results

Conclusion

No information is available about who the Jewish owner was who entrusted these forks for safekeeping in Buren.

Explanation

It was the...

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AnoniemT, Twee vleesvorken met zilveren handvat

Two meat forks with silver grip

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Two meat forks with silver grip
Year
1880-1920
Inventorynumber
04799
Category
Applied art
Museum
Flipje en Streekmuseum Tiel

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Meat fork with mother-of-pearl grip

Meat fork with mother-of-pearl grip

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Meat fork with mother-of-pearl grip
Year
1880-1920
Inventorynumber
04800
Category
Applied art
Museum
Flipje en Streekmuseum Tiel

Investigation results

Conclusion

No information is available about who the Jewish owner was who entrusted this fork for safekeeping in Buren.

Explanation

It was the...

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Fork with a silver grip and a bone blade

Fork with a silver grip and a bone blade

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Fork with a silver grip and a bone blade
Year
1880-1920
Inventorynumber
04798
Category
Applied art
Museum
Flipje en Streekmuseum Tiel

Investigation results

Conclusion

No information is available about who the Jewish owner was who entrusted this fork for safekeeping in Buren.

Explanation

It was the...

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Apothecary jar

Apothecary jar

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Apothecary jar
Year
1400-1450
Technique
Majolica
Size
Ø 23 cm
Inventorynumber
A 3582 (KN&V)
Category
Applied art
Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Investigation results

Conclusion

This apothecary jar was owned by Alfred and Hedwig Pringsheim, a Jewish couple who sold their collection in 1939. They used the money from the sale to pay for their...

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Albarello

Albarello

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Albarello
Year
c. 1500
Technique
Majolica
Size
h. 20,7 cm, Ø 9 cm
Inventorynumber
A 3602 (KN&V)
Category
Applied art
Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Investigation results

Conclusion

This albarello was owned by Alfred and Hedwig Pringsheim, a Jewish couple who sold their collection in 1939. They used the money from the sale to pay for their escape...

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Dish

Dish

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Dish
Year
1500-1600
Technique
Majolica
Size
Ø 25 cm
Inventorynumber
A 3619 (KN&V)
Category
Applied art
Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Investigation results

Conclusion

This dish was owned by Alfred and Hedwig Pringsheim, a Jewish couple who sold their collection in 1939. They used the money from the sale to pay for their escape to...

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Dish

Dish

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Dish
Year
Circa 1540
Technique
Majolica
Size
Ø 49,2 cm
Inventorynumber
A 3638 (KN&V)
Category
Applied art
Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Investigation results

Conclusion

This dish was owned by Alfred and Hedwig Pringsheim, a Jewish couple who sold their collection in 1939. They used the money from the sale to pay for their escape to...

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Apothecary jar

Apothecary jar

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Apothecary jar
Year
1501
Technique
Majolica
Size
h. 32,2 cm
Inventorynumber
A 3648 (KN&V)
Category
Applied art
Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Investigation results

Conclusion

This apothecary jar was owned by Alfred and Hedwig Pringsheim, a Jewish couple who sold their collection in 1939. They used the money from the sale to pay for their...

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Dish

Dish

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Dish
Year
1500-1510
Technique
Majolica
Size
Ø 39 cm
Inventorynumber
A 3649 (KN&V)
Category
Applied art
Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Investigation results

Conclusion

This dish was owned by Alfred and Hedwig Pringsheim, a Jewish couple who sold their collection in 1939. They used the money from the sale to pay for their escape to...

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Dish

Dish

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Dish
Year
1510-1530
Technique
Majolica
Size
Ø 39,5 cm
Inventorynumber
A 3653 (KN&V)
Category
Applied art
Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Investigation results

Conclusion

This dish was owned by Alfred and Hedwig Pringsheim, a Jewish couple who sold their collection in 1939. They used the money from the sale to pay for their escape to...

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Dish

Dish

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Dish
Year
1520-1540
Technique
Maiolica
Size
Ø 41 cm
Inventorynumber
T1 (KN&V)
Category
Applied art
Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Investigation results

Conclusion

It is not clear when and how the dish left the collection of the Jewish Gutmann family.

Explanation

Since 1968, eleven maiolica objects have...

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Dish

Dish

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous, Italy, 16th century (Deruta)
Title
Dish
Year
1515 - 1540
Technique
Maiolica
Size
Ø 39,2 cm
Inventorynumber
T 2 (KN&V)
Category
Applied art
Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Investigation results

Conclusion

It is not clear when and how the dish left the possession of the Jewish Gutmann family.

Explanation

Since 1968, eleven maiolica objects have...

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Dish

Dish

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous (attributed to Giorgio Andreoli), Italy, 16th century
Title
Dish
Year
1525-1550
Technique
Maiolica
Size
Ø 35 cm
Inventorynumber
T 3 (KN&V)
Category
Applied art
Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Investigation results

Conclusion

It is not clear when and how the dish left the possession of the Jewish Gutmann family.

Explanation

Since 1968, eleven maiolica objects have...

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Dish

Dish

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous, Italy, 16th century (Gubbio)
Title
Dish
Year
1536
Technique
Maiolica
Size
Ø 20,3 cm
Inventorynumber
T 4 (KN&V)
Category
Applied art
Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Investigation results

Conclusion

It is not clear when and how the dish left the possession of the Jewish Gutmann family.

Explanation

Since 1968, eleven maiolica objects have...

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Dish

Dish

Artist/ Creator
Francesco Urbini
Title
Dish
Year
1534
Technique
Maiolica
Size
Ø 25 cm
Inventorynumber
T 5 (KN&V)
Category
Applied art
Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Investigation results

Conclusion

It is not clear when and how the dish left the possession of the Jewish Gutmann family.

Explanation

Since 1968, eleven maiolica objects have...

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Dish

Dish

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous, Italy, 16th century (Faenza)
Title
Dish
Year
1537
Technique
Maiolica
Size
Ø 40,1 cm
Inventorynumber
T 6 (KN&V)
Category
Applied art
Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Investigation results

Conclusion

It is not clear when and how the dish left the possession of the Jewish Gutmann family.

Explanation

Since 1968, eleven maiolica objects have...

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Dish

Dish

Artist/ Creator
Nicola da Urbinos
Title
Dish
Year
c. 1530
Technique
Maiolica
Size
Ø 27,5 cm
Inventorynumber
T 7 (KN&V)
Category
Applied art
Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Investigation results

Conclusion

It is not clear when and how the dish left the possession of the Jewish Gutmann family.

Explanation

Since 1968, eleven maiolica objects have...

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Dish

Dish

Artist/ Creator
Francesco Xanto Avelli
Title
Dish
Year
1538
Technique
Maiolica
Size
Ø 25,7 cm
Inventorynumber
T8 (KN&V)
Category
Applied art
Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Investigation results

Conclusion

It is not clear when and how the dish left the possession of the Jewish Gutmann family.

Explanation

Since 1968, eleven maiolica objects have...

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Dish

Dish

Artist/ Creator
Francesco Xanto Avelli
Title
Dish
Year
1539
Technique
Maiolica
Size
Ø 27,5 cm
Inventorynumber
T9 (KN&V)
Category
Applied art
Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Investigation results

Conclusion

It is not clear when and how the dish left the possession of the Jewish Gutmann family.

Explanation

Since 1968, eleven maiolica objects have...

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Dish

Dish

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Dish
Year
1540-1550
Technique
Maiolica
Size
Ø 25 cm
Inventorynumber
T 10 (KN&V)
Category
Applied art
Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Investigation results

Conclusion

It is not clear when and how the dish left the possession of the Jewish Gutmann family.

Explanation

Since 1968, eleven maiolica objects have...

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Dish

Dish

Artist/ Creator
Guido Fontana
Title
Dish
Year
c. 1560
Technique
Maiolica
Size
Ø 23,4 cm
Inventorynumber
T 11 (KN&V)
Category
Applied art
Museum
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

Investigation results

Conclusion

It is not clear when and how the dish left the possession of the Jewish Gutmann family.

Explanation

Since 1968, eleven maiolica objects have...

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Cup stand

Cup stand

Artist/ Creator
Andries Grill
Title
Cup stand
Year
1642
Technique
Silver, parcel gilt, cast and chased
Size
h. 25,5 x b. 10,9 x d. 10 cm
Inventorynumber
OME-1937-0002
Description

Bekerschroef cup stand supported by Bacchus on a barrel, with auricular designs and dolphin heads on base and sphere

Category
Applied art
Museum
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Investigation results

Conclusion

This bekerschroef stand was part of the collection confiscated from the heirs of Emma Budge.

Explanation

This stand belonged to Emma...

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Decorated longcase clock

Decorated longcase clock

Artist/ Creator
Koenraad Hecke
Title
Decorated longcase clock
Year
18th century
Technique
Oak and burr veneer
Size
h. 282 x b. 57,5 x d. 31 cm
Inventorynumber
GM 06323
Description

SNK label on reverse: ‘Categorie: Doetinchem, inventarisnummer: I’

Category
Applied art
Museum
Museum Arnhem

Investigation results

Conclusion

When and from whom Schulze obtained this clock is not known.

Explanation

F.W. van Haagen’s documentation (SNK archive inv. no. 1056)...

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Two silver salt cellars

Two silver salt cellars

Artist/ Creator
Johannes Lutma I
Title
Two silver salt cellars
Year
1643
Technique
Parcel gilt silver
Size
KA 8050: 801,4 gram en KA 8051: 774 gram
Inventorynumber
KA 8050 en KA 8051
Description

KA 8050: h. 23.3 cm, l. 12.6 cm, b. 11.6 cm, weight 801.4 grams

Category
Applied art
Museum
Amsterdam Museum

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Two silver salt cellars

Two silver salt cellars

Artist/ Creator
Johannes Lutma I
Title
Two silver salt cellars
Year
1639
Technique
Silver, parcel gilt
Size
h. 24, b. 12 cm
Inventorynumber
BK 1960-13 a en BK 1960-13 b
Description

Two silver salt cellars, the bowl supported by a boy seated on a dolphin. (Weight 802 grams)

Category
Applied art
Museum
Rijksmuseum

Investigation results

Conclusion

The salt cellars are probably part of the collection confiscated from the heirs of Emma Budge.

Explanation

These salt cellars are most likely...

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Milk jug

Milk Jug

Artist/ Creator
Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur
Title
Milk Jug
Year
Ca. 1730 - ca. 1735
Technique
Porcelain
Size
h 14,6 cm × b 11,9 cm × d 9,5 cm
Inventorynumber
BK-17362
Category
Applied art
Museum
Rijksmuseum

Investigation results

Conclusie

This milk jug belonged to the collectors Franz and Margarete Oppenheimer, a jewish couple.

Explanation 

This object is one of 184 inventory...

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Seated figure (Pagoda)

Seated figure (Pagoda)

Artist/ Creator
Meissener Porzellan Manufaktur
Title
Seated figure (Pagoda)
Year
Ca. 1720 - ca 1725
Technique
Hard-paste porcelain
Size
h. 8,2 cm
Inventorynumber
BK-17479
Category
Applied art
Museum
Rijksmuseum

Investigation results

Conclusion

This figure belonged to the collectors Franz and Margarete Oppenheimer, a jewish couple.

Explanation 

This object is one of 184 inventory...

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Tableware set with a crowned monogram SB

Tableware set with a crowned monogram SB

Artist/ Creator
Rihouet Porcelain, Paris
Title
Tableware set with a crowned monogram SB
Year
19th century
Technique
Porcelain
Inventorynumber
1579-1585
Description

Tableware set with a crowned monogram SB: 43 plates, 8 basket bowls, 8 cups and saucers (damaged), 2 conserve jars, 1 high bowl, 4 raised flat dishes

Category
Applied art
Museum
Veluws Museum Nairac

Investigation results

Conclusion

Who owned this table service and how it came to be in the museum collection is no longer known.

Explanation

It is told at the museum that the...

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