Man with a Boar on a Wheelbarrow

This nice miniature features an elegantly dressed man with a hat carrying a wheelbarrow. On the wheelbarrow lies a boar.

Frederik van Strant made this miniature in 1738 when the demand for silver miniatures in Amsterdam was high. So high that generations of silversmiths specialized in making them. Three Amsterdam families – Van Strant, Somerwil and Van Geffen – dominated the market. The Van Strant family had three brothers working in the trade, one of whom – Frederik – later had a son who also joined the business.


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