Dirk Jan (@dirkjanbiemond)#curator  #gold,  #silver,  #jewellery  @rijksmuseum  Shares his passion in short notices in English here, more can be found on his blog :
#16thcentury #designs for #worksofart in #silver very rarely survive. This fulls
#16thcentury#designs for #worksofart in #silver very rarely survive. This fullscale 1594 design for the silver and #ebony#mazer of #leidenuniversity was created by the #leiden history-painter Isaac Claesz van Swanenburg and shows an interesting display of classical renaissance ideas. The finial shows Minerva, the goddess of wisdom and knowledge. Even more unique is that a 1658 translation of the design in silver also survives; especially the embossing of the figurine is an impressive testimony of the skills of the #Leiden goldsmith #Barend#Gast. Now on show in the main #library@universiteitleiden#instamuseum#rijksmuseum#art#wisdom
15.02.2019 12:00:16
In many respects the history of the art of the #goldsmith in the 19th century st
In many respects the history of the art of the #goldsmith in the 19th century still has to be written. To me the developments seem to be far less local as is sometimes presumed. The model for this rather wonderful ambitious silver group was created for the Dutch #king around 1849; a famous London goldsmith, #JohnSamuelHunt signed for its execution. Probably an important #sculptor was involved in its creation. For another silver group, representing the #BlackKnight, the king had in 1849 a model made by the famous italian sculptor Carlo, baron #Marochetti, who had fled Paris the year before. More can be found on the blog (link in bio) #instamuseum#rijksmuseum#englishsilver#royalsilver#houseoforange#falconry
10.01.2019 13:27:30
First day at work in the #newyear @rijksmuseum : creating a new presentation in
First day at work in the #newyear@rijksmuseum : creating a new presentation in the 19th-century galleries with my dear collegues. Can you spot the mystery-guest? All will be reveiled tomorrow! #instamuseum#Rijksmuseum#silverrules
08.01.2019 18:19:20
Our #christmastree🎄 is full of #memories , with decorations from family and frie
Our #christmastree🎄 is full of #memories , with decorations from family and friends. Wishing you all a warm #christmas and a #happy#2019#museumworkers at #home
21.12.2018 16:31:24
Small #sculptures in silver are dancing over the table @rijksmuseum The children
Small #sculptures in silver are dancing over the table @rijksmuseum The children are riding a #dolphin and shouldering a #shell at the same time. Based on models by the roman sculptor #francoisduquesnoy in 1643, they are a pregnant example of the international #baroque in the dutch #goldenage#instamuseum#Rijksmuseum#worksofart in #silver
04.12.2018 18:25:37
#Letterdesigner #gerardunger died today. In opening my books, I cherish your mem
#Letterdesigner#gerardunger died today. In opening my books, I cherish your memory....more
23.11.2018 18:56:14
Hoovering on the rim of this drinking vessel, this small #dragonlike monster is
Hoovering on the rim of this drinking vessel, this small #dragonlike monster is looking at what's lurking in the fluids below. His #lifelike appearance is a pregnant testimony of the art of #chasing#silver, and gives us also a glimmer of an idea why the famous #Amsterdam#goldsmith Johannes #Lutma, was already something special in his own time. #instamuseum#Rijksmuseum#worksofart in #silver
07.11.2018 08:15:57
"I was a #stranger and you sheltered me" is engraved in latin on this silvergilt
"I was a #stranger and you sheltered me" is engraved in latin on this silvergilt shield. The text refers to #Flemish#protestant#refugees who fled the #religious#upheavals in the #lowcountries in the sixteenth century, and were given a #safe haven in the #German town #Wesel. As a thanks the #Dutch community presented the town with a #silvergilt cup, of which this is the finial. Made in 1578 by one of the Flemish #immigré goldsmiths in Wesel, Gilles Siebrechts, this is also a good example of the quality of #Antwerp#classicist#design in the late sixteenth century, and an important reminder how local developments were incorporated in the #art of the #European#goldsmith.#instamuseum#80jaaroorlog#rijksmuseum#refugeeswelcome
16.10.2018 14:46:08
The #ghosts of #lizards and #snakes dance a #dansemacabre on the rim of the #154
The #ghosts of #lizards and #snakes dance a #dansemacabre on the rim of the #1549#tafelaufsatz@rijksmuseum, one of the main creations of #wenzeljamnitzer of #Nuremburg.#jamnitzer alone knew the secret of casting small animals and flowers through the #lostlizard method. #instamuseum#rijksmuseumamsterdam#worldanimalday#castfromlife#nürnberg
04.10.2018 16:04:24
The wonder of the #1635 dolphin basin, created by the #royal #goldsmith #Christi
The wonder of the #1635 dolphin basin, created by the #royal#goldsmith#Christiaan#vanvianen for the #english#court, is the combination of #naturalistic#sculpture and #abstract#ornament.#Dolphins are jumping from the waters, large and supple masks form the walls of the pond. Graciously lent by @vamuseum , now on view @rijksmuseum on the expo #kwab Only one week to go! #instamuseum#victoriaandalbertmuseum#rijksmuseum#kwab#tudor#pondlife
11.09.2018 08:51:41
This 1653  #salver @hallwylskamuseet , signed by Johannes #Lutma junior, is in m
This 1653 #salver@hallwylskamuseet , signed by Johannes #Lutma junior, is in many respects a #showpiece and a singular #workofart. Embedded in a complex and refined #auricular#design, representations of the four #seasons are shining. This scene depicts #autumn ; #farmers are #harvesting and #feasting Only in #Amsterdam until september 16th, so make haste and visit #kwab,#dutch#design in the age of #Rembrandt#instamuseum#Rijksmuseum#hallwyskamuseet#silverrules
06.09.2018 06:16:56
One of the other highlights of the #kwab exhibition @rijksmuseum is this sïlver
One of the other highlights of the #kwab exhibition @rijksmuseum is this sïlver mount for an #elephants#bezoar, a #kunstkammer piece made by the #Amsterdam#goldsmith Michiel #Esselbeeck, graciously lent by the #nationalmuseetcopenhagen. Only on vieuw in Amsterdam till september 16th, so if you haven't been already, make haste and visit #kwab#instamuseum#Rijksmuseum#silverrules
30.08.2018 09:48:41
The #Rijksmuseum hosts untill september 16th several #worksofart in #silver, amo
The #Rijksmuseum hosts untill september 16th several #worksofart in #silver, among others this wonderful 1654 #sculptural centerpiece by the #Amsterdam#virtuoso#goldsmith Johannes #Lutma, on loan from the #Fishmongers#Company in #London. It is now one of a kind, so if you are in Amsterdam now, make haste and visit #kwab#Rijksmuseum#instamuseum#kwab
21.08.2018 11:14:53
In september 1733 the painter Lucien Fabrice #Dubourg charged 3 guilders for the
In september 1733 the painter Lucien Fabrice #Dubourg charged 3 guilders for the drawing for a #watchcase with the subject of Esther for Ahasveros to the #goldsmith chaser Philippe #Métayer. The drawing was acquired by the Rijksmuseum long ago, recently the museum was given a 1734 Amsterdam marked gold watchcase with the same subject, made by his brother Louis #Métayer. Three French #immigré artists created this wonderful object in #Amsterdam, and each of them contributed their knowledge and talent. What I love is the treatment of the design by the #chaser; he followed the composition only as far the figures are concerned. The far more modern architecture is his own invention. (more info: follow link in bio) #instamuseum#rijksmuseum#amsterdam#gold#repetition#watch
09.08.2018 16:02:43
For the first time since the 1770-s, when the original #cassone was destroyed, a
For the first time since the 1770-s, when the original #cassone was destroyed, a series of five #silver#plaquettes, made in 1636 in #Genua by the #Antwerp born #sculptor in silver Matthias Melijn, are shown @rijksmuseum on a new #cassone. The idea works: #sunlight plays on the #reliëfs and gives them life. They are made for Maria #Spinola and show clearly why #love is superior to #violence#instamuseum#art#silver#hiddentreasure#rijksmuseum
08.06.2018 14:22:18
Around #1900 #flowers were a standard element of any #tablesetting, for which wo
Around #1900#flowers were a standard element of any #tablesetting, for which wonderful containers were developed, such as this #josefhoffmann designed #glass#jardiniere in the #Rijksmuseum For someone working in a museum, jardinières are complicated objects, cause you cannot understand them without the #flowerarrangement they should contain. To show the difference an #arrangement of #roses I created for my recently deceased #mother.#instamuseum#rijksmuseum#mothersday#flowergram#silver#art
13.05.2018 09:40:52
New #fashions spread rapidly in the #goldenage. In #thenetherlands🇳🇱 #botanical
New #fashions spread rapidly in the #goldenage. In #thenetherlands🇳🇱#botanical prints, such as Nicolas Cochins #BatailledeFleurs, published in #paris in 1645, were used as an inspiration. Direct copies are rare. One of the exceptions is a 1657 #Frisian#silver bowl in the #Rijksmuseum from #bolsward, decorated with rows of single gardenflowers. #instamuseum#flowerstagram#artinbloom#nationalgardeningweek
30.04.2018 08:25:19
From the other side of the Ocean this #adamvanvianen ewer with #Roman #histories
From the other side of the Ocean this #adamvanvianen ewer with #Roman#histories@rijksmuseum wishes his collegue, the #Marcus#Curtius ewer recently sold @christiesinc#NewYork, all the best at its new home @metmuseum More on the blog (link in bio) #instamuseum#rijksmuseumamsterdam#rijksmuseum#historyofart#worksofart#silver#dutch#goldenage
25.04.2018 12:08:46
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