Rectangular shape enclosing wide border of flowers finely chased. Subject depicted in panel in middle of basket is from Virgil, "Without food and drink, love grows cold"; Ceres and Bacchus offering gifts to venus, with landscape in background. Monogram on handles.
Layette baskets, a specialty of silversmiths in The Hague, held the infant's baptismal clothes before the christening. This basket bears the monogram of Willem Adriaen van Nassau and the coat of arms of his wife, Elizabeth van der Nisse; they probably commissioned it at the birth of their son Cornelis in June 1667.
- Dutch, 1666–67
- Marked by Adriaen van Hoecke, Dutch, 1659–1716
- The Hague, The Netherlands
- L x W x H: 72 x 42.1 x 12.8 cm (28 3/8 x 16 9/16 x 5 1/16 in.)
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- On view
- Art of the Netherlands in the 17th Century Gallery - 242