21. A silver and part gilt silver prize quill
A silver and part gilt silver prize quill
Amsterdam, 1753, Jan Aarnout Bos, hallmark 1807, hallmark 1814-1893
The quill naturalistically rendered, with the Amsterdam coat of arms over the date 1754 on an applied banderolle. The shaft engraved 5.
Approx. weight 44 grams.
L. 24.5 cm
The Amsterdam municipal archive houses a register titled Names of Disciples who received the Pen sent Aº1684, J:Blas Sriba. This register lists that the presently offered pen was awarded to Henricus Otto Arntzenius or Sivardus Bollard.
A comparable Amsterdam prize quill with the caption 1759 by silversmith Hendrik Hop was sold by AAG Auctioneers on 16 March 2015.