American Silversmiths

Lucas Dirckszen Van Der Burgh
(After 1620/1630-1669/1670)
Annatje Cornelis
(Abt 1629-)
Cornelius Van Der Burgh
(1653-Bef 1699)


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Cornelius Van Der Burgh
  • Born: 1653, New York City NY
  • Christened: 11 May 1653, New York City NY
  • Died: Bef 20 Sep 1699, New York City NY

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • Signature

  • Alternate Mark
  • New York City NY, 1677: on Tax List as owner of two houses: one on High Street, the other in the Fort, "where the goldsmith liv'd." 8

  • Caudle cup, c 1677-1699
    The Art Institute of Chicago
    h: 5 1/2"

  • Beaker, 1685
    Yale University 13
    h: 8"
    d: 3 1/2 (of base)
    wt: 15 oz, 14 dwt
    Known as the Sanders Beaker. Engraved Robbert Sandersen / 1685 on side and RS under a cross on the bottom. Presented to Sandersen by Robert Livingston to commemorate a large land transaction in which Sandersen played a part as Indian interpreter. See Buhler & Hood for a detailed analysis of the iconography.

  • Caudle cup, c 1685
    Private Collection
    h: 5"
    d: 9" (of bowl)
    wt: 29 oz, 10 dwt
    Engraved with the arms of the De Peyster family.
  • Appointed in 1689 as High Constable in New York City NY 8

  • Tankard, c 1690
    Brooklyn Museum
    h: 7 9/16"
    d: 5 7/8" (of base)
    Engraved "T [worn down] / T * H / D.R.S.L." and, on underside of base, "Sarah Colt. / An affectionate remembrance to her / Son John / And by him to his Son / Elias Boudinot Colt. / On his Marriage 28th Oct 1856". Thumb grip and hinge are modern replacements after a Vanderburgh tankard formerly in the Phillipse family.

  • Caudle cup, c 1690
    Private Collection
    h: 4 3/8"
    w: 12 1/4" (including handles)
    wt: 19 ozs, 3 dwt

  • Mourning spoon, 1692
    Yale University 13
    l: 6 1/4"
    Created for the funeral of Henricus, the youngest son of Pieter and Hester (Webbers) Van Deursen.
  • Appointed in 1694 as Assayer in New York City NY a Governor's council meeting of 12 Jul 1694 agreed to appoint an "officer for the regulation of weights and seales for Curr't Gold and Silver." Subsequently, a committee consisting of the mayor and aldermen of New York City, John Barberie and Robert Lurting, merchants, and Cornelius Vanderburgh and Jacob Boelen, silversmiths, was appointed to make a selection. Cornelius and Jacob were recommended to be ". . . very fitt to be appointed by your Excellency for the keeping of the Standard of Silver & Gold Weights and marking all such as shall be used in this City & Province . . ." 8

  • Tankard, c 1697
    Museum of the City of New York
    h: 7 1/2
    d: 5 5/8" (of base)
    Engraved AJ in mirror cypher in a leafy cartouche on front for Augustus Jay and E barred I on the handle for Eva Jay, to whom the piece descended.

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