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Past Exhibition

Silver Wedding of Johannis de Waal and Gerbreghie Valkes

Silver medal depicting, in the foreground, a rooster with hen and chicks beside a scythe and agricultural tools (including a spade and plow), behind which appears Cupid with arrows, which represent the seven provinces of the Netherlands and a lion of Holland looking at a couple (seated on a cart) who, hands clasped, face one another while stepping on a skull; in the middle ground, a man works the field before a chapel, outside which a mother and two children, as well as a figure with a cross and Bible, sit;

After Wouter Muller (1604–1673), probably by Cornelis Coutrier (before 1730–1749)
Silver Wedding of Johannis de Waal and Gerbreghie Valkes (dates unknown), dated 1718
Silver, two cast shells soldered together
Diam.: 2 11/16 in. (6.9 cm)
Scher Collection

Cat. 82