Piet Heyn dish, anonymous, 1684 - 1687

Piet Heyn dish, anonymous, 1684 - 1687

silver (metal), d 67cm More details

Piet Heyn became famous for his conquest of the Spanish ‘Silver Fleet’ in 1628. The Spanish ships were laden with Mexican silver. The sale of the spoils yielded an astronomical fifteen million guilders. It was a painful blow for Spain, particularly because the Netherlands used the money to wage war against the Spanish. This dish was fashioned from the seized silver.

On display in room 2.9

Collections with this work

WIC

Bert Reinders

6 days ago - 13 works 16 0

WIC

Will Brouwers

January 9 2018 - 27 works 263 1

Zeehelden

Anna

February 24 2018 - 186 works 404 0

Make your own creations with this work