AN INDONESIAN SILVER COMMEMORATIVE 'SCHENKPIRING' SALVER
Indonesia, Jakarta (Batavia), with maker's mark H.S. or S.H. (act. 1714-1742)
The center of the circular salver finely engraved to the front with two coats-of-arms under a crown and below in a drapery inscribed “Ter Gedachtenis van Sophia Maria Rooselaar, huisvrouw van Hr. Wigbold Slicher Anthonisz, onder Coopman, tweede Administrateur van de Edele Compagnie’s negotiepakhuizen op de Eilanden Onrust en de Kuijper, overleden tot Batavia den 14 September 1722, oud 17 Jaren 10 Maanden en 23 dagen” (to commemorate Sophis Maria Rooselaar, wife of Wigbold Slicher Antonisz, junior merchant and second administrator of the wharehouses of the Company on the islands of Onrust and Kuijper, died in Batavia 14 September 1722, old 17 years, 10 months and 23 days), with chased double rim.
Diam. 34.9 cm
Weight 613 grams
Sophia was born on Ternate, one of the Molucca islands, 21 October 1704. She married Wigbold Slicher on November 16 1720. Wigbold Slicher, born in The Hague September 24 1694, in October 1725 returned to the Netherlands. On board the Boekenrode he married Petronella Cornelia ter Burch (Batavia 1696-Gouda 1748), already three times widow. Back in the Netherlands Slicher became mayor of Wageningen and he died in 1744 in Gouda. The couple had many children in the Netherlands.