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Inkstand
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Why this is a
Masterpiece

The rectangular inkstand on claw feet has rounded corners and sides adorned with lines of convex and concave moulding. The two circular pots for ink and sand are decorated with horizontal grooves. The sand shaker has a perforated top with a knob. The pen tray is lidded. The bottom bears the inscription: ‘Ter Gedags V = de Westzijdse Borgr= Comp= tot Batavia Ao 1730’

History of the Object
A number of inkstands by silversmith Jurriaan van Kalker are known to exist. The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam possesses a four-piece inkstand of identical shape. In 1936, examples still survived as part of the contents of the administrative headquarters in Batavia. They bore the same inscription from 1730 and had probably been presented to the municipal authorities in that year. The object shown here is probably one of these. Van Kalker specialised in the production of inkstands: a total of six inkstands made by him still survive, all in the same style.

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Type
Decorative Art 
Materials
Silver 
Measurements
heigth 5 cm ; length 15 cm ; width 18.5 cm 
Creator name
IVK (= Jurriaan van Kalker) 
Creator date
Unknown 
Where it was made
Batavia, Indonesia 
Geography
Indonesia 
Time period
AD 18th century ~ AD 18th century 
Creation date
18th Century; circa 1730 
Function
inkstand 
Acquisition
Purchased in 1998 from Mr. J.H.J. Leeuwrik, Bussum 
Copyright
 
Acknowledgements
Lit.: S.M. Voskuil-Groenewegen, J.H.J. Leeuwrik en T.M. Eliëns, Zilver uit de tijd van de Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie, Zwolle/Den Haag 1998, p. 97, cat.no. 18 
Owner
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag 
Museum
Gemeentemuseum 
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