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Dutch Silver Art Nouveau Serving Spoons (Pair) - C.J. Begeer, Jan Eisenloeffel - Waaier or Palmet     Order Form     Request more information
Reference: S1771
Period: Edward VII
Year: 1914
Silversmith: Stichtsche Zilverfabriek C.J. Begeer
Place: Utrecht
Price: R 5 400.00
Weight: 151 grams
Dimensions: 21.8 cm
Condition: Excellent. Very light scratches from use.

Description: A fabulous pair of Art Nouveau Dutch serving spoons, made in Utrecht in 1914 by C.J. Begeer, possibly based on a design by Jan Eisenloeffel. The spoons are a lovely shape, with a fan shaped design repeated on both back and front of the terminal, long elegant handles and a tear shaped bowl, which is quite deep and suitable for use. This spoon is described as a Brijlepel in Dutch. This pattern is now called the "Waaier Model" (translation Fan pattern) or "Palmet Model" (Palm pattern). As far as we can determine, 1914 is the first year this pattern appeared, so these are early spoons. This pattern is also produced by Van Kempen (model 1008) and Gerritsen (see www.zilver.nl). The hallmarks on both spoons are clear, makers mark B under 2 stars in shield for Stichtsche Zilverfabriek, 833 purity mark lion passant, Minerva head with letter B for Utrecht, and date letter E for 1914. Cornelis J. Begeer studied in Hanau, and worked in the family firm before founding Stichtsche Zilverfabriek in 1904. He focused on modern silver, and executed Jan Eisenloeffel's silver designs. In 1919 the firm merged with Van Kempen and became Voorschoten Zilverfabriek in 1925 (Art Nouveau & Art Deco Silver, Annelies Krekel-Aalberse, pg 251, a book we highly recommend). Jan Eisenloeffel (1876-1957) was a Dutch goldsmith, interior designer, jewelery designer, illustrator, silversmith, ceramicist, bookbinding designer, glazier and director of an academy. He won numerous awards, including at the Paris Exhibition of 1900 which attracted the interest of Tiffany. In 1904 he signed a contract with C J Begeer who wanted to put his silver designs into large scale production. As is often the case with innovative design, this was not a commercial success as the designs proved difficult to sell (Art Nouveau Silver pg 177).
Dutch Silver Art Nouveau Serving Spoons (Pair) - C.J. Begeer, Jan Eisenloeffel - Waaier or Palmet
Dutch Silver Art Nouveau Serving Spoons

Dutch Silver Art Nouveau Serving Spoons (Pair) - C.J. Begeer, Jan Eisenloeffel - Waaier or Palmet
Fan pattern - Dutch Art Nouveau silver spoons

Dutch Silver Art Nouveau Serving Spoons (Pair) - C.J. Begeer, Jan Eisenloeffel - Waaier or Palmet
Dutch silver hallmarks - Utrecht

Dutch Silver Art Nouveau Serving Spoons (Pair) - C.J. Begeer, Jan Eisenloeffel - Waaier or Palmet
Stichtsche Zilverfabriek C.J. Begeer - Jan Eisenloeffel

Dutch Silver Art Nouveau Serving Spoons (Pair) - C.J. Begeer, Jan Eisenloeffel - Waaier or Palmet
Dutch silver spoon bowl

Dutch Silver Art Nouveau Serving Spoons (Pair) - C.J. Begeer, Jan Eisenloeffel - Waaier or Palmet
Dutch Art Nouveau silver spoons with scale

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