Rijksmuseum Acquires European Silver

. September 22, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Rijksmuseum has succeeded in acquiring two extraordinary silver and gold-plated cups in the form of globes being carried. The 17th century cups are a highlight of European silversmithery. Depicting the discoveries of the Dutch seamen and astronomers of the Golden Age, these cups are unique. The Rijksmuseum purchased the cups in part thanks to grants from the Rijksmuseum Fund (with the support of the BankGiro Loterij lottery), the Mondriaan Foundation, the Vereniging Rembrandt independent art fund (with the support of the Prins Bernhard Fonds fund), the SNS REAAL Fonds fund and the VSBfonds fund. The cups are on display in the Philips Wing of the Rijksmuseum.

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