Early Silver Plaque of the Treaty of Westminster
Early Silver Plaque of the Treaty of Westminster
Early Silver Plaque of the Treaty of Westminster
Early Silver Plaque of the Treaty of Westminster
Early Silver Plaque of the Treaty of Westminster

Early Silver Plaque of the Treaty of Westminster

c. 1654 Netherlands

Offered by Pieter Hoogendijk

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Maker's mark of Wouter Muller
Amsterdam, circa 1654

One side depicting the treaty of Westminster, decorated with arabesques against matted ground depicting three women: Brittania holding a coat of arms in one hand and a flagpole in the other hand. The Dutch Virgin holding a bundle of arrows and the reins of the Dutch lion in her left hand and a flagpole in the other hand. Between them stands Peace who is binding together both the flagpoles with olive branches. Inscribed: HIER BINT DE HEIL'GE VREE DEN BRIT, EN BATAVIER, - DE WERELT EER 'T VERBONT ' EN VREEZ' ER KRYGSBANIER.
The other side depicting a man and woman reaching each others hand while standing in a garden with a squirting fountain under a radiant sky light and holding a burning heart. Below a lobbed cartouche for an inscription. Inscribed: IN DEN ECHTEN BANT MET LIEFD' EN TROUW, - KROONT GODT DOOR ZEGEN MAN EN VROUW.

Two similar plaques are in the collection of The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Literature:
Mr. J.W. Frederiks, De Meesters der plaquette-Penningen, 1943, nr. 15 en 15b, p. 47-48, ill. 145 and 151.
Dimensions
Diameter 8.20 (3.23 inches)
Stock Code
1186
Medium
silver
Signed/Inscribed
Struck with maker's mark (a crown) twice.
Pieter Hoogendijk

Pieter Hoogendijk
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