An antiques silver set in the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague

Reynier van Stapele, silversmith (1764-1795)
Table' service, consisting of a large tureen, four small tureens, two casseroles and two sauce ladles.
Silver, ebony, The Hague, 1789

The sumptuous Dutch silver set, mark of Reynier van Stapele, is an exceptional specimen of an author's handmade silverware from the second half of the 18th century. Its craftsmanship in the goldsmith workshop of the young, but with a good reputation among the wealthy families Reynier van Stapele, is in the style of the Hague Jewelry crafts - the ornamentation is restrained but very expressive and exquisite, enough bountiful, but not gingerbread.

The unique set is part of the collection of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, Netherlands, and is a great pleasure to be examined closely. The exquisite workmanship of these silver vessels causes a real rapture and delight.

Source of information: Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands
                    Address: Stadhouderslaan 41, 2517 HV Den Haag

Related images

Silver table service by Reynier van Stapele in the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands (detail)

Silver table service by Reynier van Stapele in the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands (detail)

Silver table service by Reynier van Stapele in the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands (detail)

Silver table service by Reynier van Stapele in the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands

Silver table service by Reynier van Stapele in the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands (detail)

Silver table service by Reynier van Stapele in the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands (detail)

Silver table service by Reynier van Stapele in the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands (detail)

А silver casserole with lid by Reynier van Stapele in the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands

Silver table service by Reynier van Stapele in the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands (detail)

Silver table service by Reynier van Stapele in the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands (detail)

Silver table service by Reynier van Stapele in the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands (detail)

Silver table service by Reynier van Stapele in the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands

Related links

http://www.gemeentemuseum.nl/collection/item/1064

http://www.the-hague.info/museums/gemeentemuseum/