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 1623 Trade with the West: WIC

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