Investigation into the provenance of museum collections in connection with the theft, confiscation and sale of objects under duress between 1933 and 1945.

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Two commemorative plates

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous (Delft)
Title
Two commemorative plates
Year
1755
Technique
Blue on white ceramic
Size
Ø 22 cm
Inventorynumber
1530
Description

Two commemorative plates inscribed ‘Claas van Calker in Deventer 1755’ and ‘Jacob H en de Bolte’

Category
Applied art

Museum

Historisch Museum Deventer

Conclusion

No record remains identifying the Cohen family from whom the museum acquired these commemorative plates and why they parted with them.

Explanation

The museum acquired these two commemorative plates in July 1942, purchasing them from a Cohen family of whom no initials or address was recorded. No further information exists in the museum regarding the sale price or reason for the sale. The museum has tried to trace the family’s identity, without success.

Reconstruction origin

Before 1942-07
Cohen family (collection), Deventer

Museum inventory

1942-07
Purchased by the museum from Cohen family

Museum inventory; ‘Museum de Waag’ in: De Koerier, 3 July 1942.

1942-07 <> present day
Historisch Museum