American Silversmiths

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Jacob Boelen
(c 1645-1729)


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1. Tryntie Klock

Jacob Boelen
  • Born: c 1645, Amsterdam Netherlands
  • Marriage (1): Tryntie Klock on 21 May 1679 in New York City NY
  • Died: 4 Apr 1729, New York City NY

  General notes:


  Events in his life were:

  • He worked circa 1660-1729 as a silversmith in New York City NY with a shop on Hanover Square that he willed to his son Henricus. 8

  • Caudle cup, c 1690-1710
    Yale University 13
    h: 2 1/4"
    d: 4 5/8"
    wt: 3 oz, 5 dwt
    Engraved I over R M for Lieutenant Governor Richard Ingoldesby.

  • Spoon, c 1690
    Yale University
    l: 7 15/16"
  • Appointed in 1695-1701 as Alderman of North Ward in New York City NY 8
  • Made freeman of New York City NY, 1698. 4

  • Teapot, c 1700-1715
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    h: 6 7/16"
    d: 3 11/16" (base)
    wt: 23 oz
    Possibly the earliest known example of an American made teapot. Engraved with the Philipse family arms and crest.

  • Seal, c 1704
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    h: 2"
    d: 1 1/2" (face)
    wt: 1.5 oz
    Commissioned by the town of Marbletown NY.

  • Porringer, c 1705
    Museum of the City of New York
    d: 5" (of bowl)
    wt: 7.6 oz
    Engraved MC and M Jay for Maria Van Cortlandt.

  • Tankard, c 1710
    Winterthur Library 7
    h: 6 15/16"
    d: 5 7/16" (of base)
    wt: 30 oz, 8 dwt.
    Engraved W over E * E for Everet and Engletie (Lansing) Wendell.

  • Spout cup, c 1715
    Metropolitan Museum of Art
    h: 4 5/8"
    Engaved W / L over E / D
  • Advertisement in the The New-York Gazette, 1 Oct 1733,
    Stole at Flatbush on Long-Island, One Silver Tankerd, a piece of Money in the Led of King Charles II, and the Led all engraved, a Coat of Arms, before (in it Man on a Waggon with two Horses) mark’d on the Handle, L P A. One Silver Tankerd plain, with a Piece of Money in the Led, mark’d on the Handle A P or A L. One Cup with two twisted Ears chas’d with Skutchens, marked L P A. One Tumbler marked L P A. One Dutch Beker weighs about 28 Ounces, Engraved all around, marked L P A. All the above were made by Mr. Jacob Boelen, Stamp’d IB. One large Cup with two cast Ears, with Heads upon them and a Coat of Arms, Engraved thereon. One Cup with two Ears, a small hole in the Bottom…Whoever can inform Peter Lefferts of Flatbush on Long-Island, or Abraham Lefferts in New-York, so that it may be had again, shall have Fifteen Pounds Reward and no Question asked.

Jacob married Tryntie Klock, daughter of Abraham Klock and Tryntie Alberts, on 21 May 1679 in New York City NY. (Tryntie Klock was born in 1654 in New York City NY, christened on 18 Jan 1654 in New York City NY and died on 9 Feb 1730 in New York City NY.)

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