A 17th century carved / sculpted and polychrome alliance / mourning shield of Pieter Brouwer died in 1679 and his wife Johanna Stoop died in 1660. Pieter Brouwer was the son of Willem Brouwer (mayor of Middelburg from 1608 to 1628) and Johanna van de Welle.
Pieter Brouwer was appointed water bailiff in Zeeland (2 states of Zeeland and Committed Councils) on 01-08-1653. And in 1666 appointed the bailiff of Middelburg and held this function from 1667-1678. On 10-03-1679 Pieter Brouwer was buried in Middelburg.
The shield has two different oval coats of arms, on the left those of the Brouwer family and on the right that of the Stoop family crowned by a helmet. The shield with alliance coat of arms was manufactured in the second quarter of the 17th century, most likely in honour of the marriage between Pieter Brouwer and Johanna Stoop. On the shield of the Brouwer family, three birds, two stirrer and a star are clearly visible and on those of the Stoop family two wine jugs and two stars. Above the two coats of arms is the alliance weapon consisting of a helmet rug, and the helmet with a stirrer flanked by stars and Acanthus leaves above it. The shield is also richly decorated with various lobes and curl motifs and Acanthus leaves. Originally, the shield was polychromed and remnants of the red paint are visible in places where the black paint has become worn. On one of the attached photos you can see a coloured image from around 1800, as it was already conducted by Willem Brouwer.
The black paint and gilding in the hollow leaf section were applied when the shield was adapted to the current version as a funeral shield. Also then the original alliance weapon, the helmet with helmet marks, is removed. All this probably took place in 1660 or after 1679. During the restoration of the shield a few years ago it was decided to reconstruct the alliance weapon with the help of heraldic research, in addition to two missing pieces of Acanthus leaf. One of the attached photos shows a close-up of the design for a wine tasting bowl from 1787 by Hendrik Nauwen. This design was commissioned by wine buyer & draughtsman Hendrik Brouwer Corneliszoon (son of Cornelis Brouwer & Suzanna Bomme), who still carried the family coat of arms as such with a modified variant of the old alliance weapon.
A more than 350 years old unique Dutch family heirloom with beautiful details and a beautiful look!
The item will be sent well packed and insured.
- Ein geschnitzter & polychromer Trauerschild mit Allianzwappen von Pieter Brouwer & Johanna Stoop
- Geschätzter Zeitraum
- Mitte des 17. Jahrhunderts
- 22.5×38×6 cm
- 1167 g