After his study Ruben Aardewerk joined his mother’s Antiques business together with his brother Benjamin. The name Aardewerk has been well known in the Dutch Antique trade for nearly a hundred years. The company became a member of VHOK/CINOA and exhibits at several antiques fairs in the Netherlands and abroad such as the PAN Amsterdam, Art & Antiques fair Den Bosch, June Olympia London and the San Francisco Fall Antiques Show. In 2008 Betty Aardewerk has retired and the name changed into Aardewerk Brothers Antiques. The company continues to exhibit on national and international fairs with a fine collection of Portrait Miniatures, Objects of Vertu, Silver, Antique Jewellery, Decorative Items, Folk Art, Costume & Textile.
Since 1 January 2011 Ruben is working on his own in the Netherlands as Antiques dealer, Art consultant and Certified Registered Valuer and Appraiser.
Engraved silver and blue enamelled Drizzeling or Parfilage set.
France ca. 1680-1700.
A pair of scissors, a knife and a pick, each with silver handles engraved with foliage, with bird finials and steel attachments, in fitted tapering case, with light-blue enamel and suspension loops, L: 8 x W: 3 cm . Weight: 39,5 gram.