Ryks Muséum. AMSTERDAM. 40. Route. 291
On a black stand in the centre is the so-called 'Hédwig's Cup', said to date
from the 13th century. — Case 6, behind Case 5, contains eut and moulded
glass of a less elaborate kind.
"Case 7 (in the corner between the Windows), a hexagonal revolving
case, contains Small Works of Art. Sides 1-3: Oriental weapons and
trinkets, richly adorned with pearls and gems. Side 4: European gems,
watches, gold articles, enamels. Side 5 : Silver articles ; Holy Family by
Paul van Vianen (1611), etc. Side 6: Officiai insignia and guild badges of
the 17th and 18th centuries. — To the right: "Atlas supporting the globe, in
embossed silver by P. van Vianen (1610).
"Case S, a large Silver Case, with an extensive and valuable collection
of silver-work of the 13th and subséquent centuries.
"Case 9: Silver Plaie and other valuables belonging to the city of Am¬
sterdam, formerly preserved in the Stadhuis; drinking-horns, including
the fine silver drinking-horn of the guild of St. Joris, which appears in
Van der Helst's painting of the Banquet of Arquebusiers (p. 297); cor¬
poration chains and bâtons; five silver-gilt stands for tumblers (1606);
ornamental dish and goblet, by Adam van Vianen (1664), etc.
Case 10: Silver work of foreign workmanship, mainly German
(Augsburg, Nuremberg, and Strassburg) of the 16-17th centuries. "Five
reliefs with scènes from the life of General Spinola, by Matth. Melin
(c. 1630). — On the wall between the Windows, porcelain tiles from Rotter¬
dam (17th cent.).
Cases 11 & 12: Reproductions in electrotype, by Messrs. Elkington
and Co., Birmingham.
Case 13 (Small case in the corner) : Limoges and other enamels ; min¬
iatures. — On a table is a silver monument in honour of the Herring
Fishery, by Andréas Miiller of Vlaardingen (end of 18th cent.). At the
exit is a *Table-top of black stone inlaid with mother-of-pearl by Dirk
Room 150 represents an Apartment ofthe 17th cent., completely
fumished, with chimney-piece, beds, etc. In front is a *Dutch
Doll-house, said to hâve been constructed for Peter the Great,
forming an exact model of a patrician's house of the 17th cent.,
with ail its appurtenances. Stained glass of 1600.
Room 156 (badly lighted). Wall-panelling in variegated and
blue Delft plaques (17th cent.). Handsome cupboards, copper
*1 Room 155. Wall-panelling .and chimney-piece from Dordrecht
(1626). The ceiling (Morning and Evening, probably by Theod.
van der Schuer, about 1678) is from the bedehamber of Queen
Mary of England, consort of William III, formerly in the Binnen¬
hof at the Hague. Gilt-leather hangings and other furniture of the
same period. Baptism of Christ, painted about 1540 in the style of
Jan van Scorel.
Room 154. Panelling and chimney-piece from the early half
of the 17th cent. ; ceiling from the apartments of the Princess Anna,
wife of William IL, at the Hague. Gilt-leather hangings and other
furniture of the same period.
Room 153 represents an apartment in the house of Constantin
Huy gens, built by Jacob van Campen in 1634-37, in the style of
Louis XIV. The ceiling, by G. de Lairesse of Amsterdam, repre¬
sents Apollo and Aurora.
Room 152. Ceiling from the old palace of the Stadtholders at