Pair of Van Erp Sterling Silver Cups in Art Deco Style
Pair of sterling silver cups by Van Erp in desirable Art Deco style in stylized, geometric design. Measuring 2 2/3'' in height by 2 1/2'' in diameter and weighing 10.7 ozt. Bearing hallmarks as shown.
Dirk van Erp (1862–1933) was a Dutch-born American artisan, coppersmith and metalsmith, best known for lamps made of copper with mica shades. Kenneth Trapp, curator for decorative arts at the Oakland Museum of California summarized van Erp's legacy as follows: "Although most famous for his lamps, many of which are commanding in size and stunning in design, van Erp produced other pieces of such exceptional beauty and strength as to stand unrivaled in American metalwork." Trapp concluded, "Dirk van Erp is widely considered the most important metalsmith of the Arts and Crafts movement."
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