Formidable silver basket with handle.
Made in 1927 by ‘Lodewijk Willem van Kooten’ in Amsterdam. See the clear silver inspection marks.
Typical design and finish of this silver basket. Special hand-forged style: a combination of the Dutch New Style and the Art Deco.
He was a silversmith as well as an artist.
This design is a unica.
Large silver objects of this calibre by Lodewijk Willem van Kooten are extremely rare. Almost untraceable.
A worldwide appreciation for his artisanship has developed over the years.
This silver basket with handle weighs no less than 1,156 grams.
It has a length of 32 cm and a width of 26 cm.
The basket has a height of 9 cm.
The height including the handle is 26 cm.
This unica is in very decent condition.
Minimal signs of (scratches due to) use.
Museum quality and extraordinary rare.
Van Kooten was born in 1903 and passed away in 1972. He studied at the Rijksacademie voor Beeldende Kunst in Amsterdam.
He was the son of goldsmith and jeweller Lodewijk Willem II (Louis) van Kooten (1875-1949) and handicraft teacher and business woman Elisabeth George Meijer (1880-1946).
He left for France in 1922 to further develop his craftmanship and talents, paid for by his father. His father also went to France at age 20 and was trained by the famous Paris jeweller Alphonse Fouquet.
Lody returned to The Netherlands in 1925 and married Albertine Anna Kok in 1928. As a wedding gift from his parents, he received a house in Blaricum designed by Hendrik Petrus Berlage.
The renowned ‘Berlage style’.
He became a member of the ‘Larense schilderskring’ and organised art exhibitions as their secretary-treasurer.
He also worked for a short period for the Belgian firm Wolfers Frères in Brussels.
He received a special prize in 1937.
He won the silver medal for his silver bonbonniere . He entered with only one item and was immediately rewarded. He was awarded the ‘Diplome de Medaille d' Argent’ that came with his silver medal.
This special object will be very thoroughly packaged and shipped with insurance and registration.
- Handtag korg
- .934 silver
- Lodewijk Willem van Kooten
- Beräknad tidsperiod
- Bra skick - använd med små tecken på åldrande och fläckar
- 1156 g