Porridge bowl

Jacob Schrader

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Porridge bowl

A plain circular silver porridge bowl on a round base with beaded rims. The handle is ornamented with engravings of a flower, twigs and crosshatching. The raised rim of the separate lid features open work with ovals, which are bordered with beaded rims.

Porridge bowls were produced primarily in the 17th and 18th centuries. They were often given as christening gifts by godparents to their godchildren.

Jacob Schrader Sr was a successful and productive maker of silver for everyday use. Schrader was born in Leeuwarden in 1743 as the son of a merchant. He was married to Johanna Bel in 1770 in Gorkum, where he also died, in 1820. In his workshop, Schrader trained a number of apprentices. He was master, assaymaster and commissioner of the silversmiths’ guild.

Jacob Schrader

Dimensions
Height 6,5 cm Width 15,4 cm

Weight
266 gram

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