Emiel Aardewerk and Esther Aardewerk are the directors of A. Aardewerk, a family-owned company specializing in superb quality antique Dutch silver dating from the sixteenth century onwards and in exquisite antique and period jewellery.
With its traditions firmly rooted in the city of The Hague, the firm’s history goes back to the turn of the twentieth century. After working in his parents antique and jewellery shop for twelve years, Abraham Aardewerk and his wife opened the current showrooms in Jan van Nassaustraat in The Hague in November 1970. Emiel and Esther, who were raised with antiques, joined their father in the business in 1995. They are the fourth generation of antiques experts in the family.
Exhibiting silver table-ware on a fully decorated dinner table with Vanderven Oriental Art at Keizersgracht 596
Two antique Dutch silver fish slices made in Leiden in 1763 and 1770 by Hendrik Fortman.
(The bowls of the fish slices are open-worked and engraved with a perch, a cod and a plaice surrounded by rocaille motives. At the end of the long smooth handle is a cast rocaille ornament.)
Length 38,6 cm.
Width of the bowl 13,5 cm
Weight 212 grams each