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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Sugar caster (possibly spice box)

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Sugar caster (possibly spice box)

Artist/ Creator
Anonymous
Title
Sugar caster (possibly spice box)
Year
1813-1850
Technique
Silver, assay mark 2
Size
l. 16,5 cm, Ø voet 4,3 cm, Ø buik 5,7 cm
Inventorynumber
23164
Category
Jewish ritual objects

Museum

Westfries Museum

Conclusion

How this object was acquired by museum and who owner it before is no longer known.

Explanation

During the Second World War, the theft of Jewish ritual objects was widespread. Because so little is known about the candelabrum’s origins, its provenance may very well be problematic.

Reconstruction origin

? <> present day
Westfries Museum

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