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Mug Lace
Marten & Oopjen

Drink your coffee or tea in style from this handmade mug Lace. Designed by Sander Luske, inspired by the lace in the paintings Marten and Oopjen, two masterpieces by Rembrandt van Rijn. Beautiful porcelain from the Rijksmuseum collection.


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Mug Lace

This handmade mug Lace is inspired by the paintings of Marten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit. Designer Sander Luske was inspired by the rich lace of Rembrandt's Marten & Oopjen, beautifully depicted by the 28-year-old Rembrandt. The pattern of this beautiful lace can be found on this porcelain mug. The mugs are made at Design X Ambacht (Craft), by people with a distance to the labor market.

About Marten and Oopjen

Marten Soolmans posed for Rembrandt van Rijn in 1643, to be forever immortalised. It was commonplace for wealthy people of that time to commission a portrait of themselves. However, a portrait by Rembrandt, the most sought-after painter of that time, was only reserved for the wealthiest. As an acquaintance of Rembrandt and the son of a wealthy Flemish immigrant, that owned a successful sugar factory in Amsterdam, Marten was lucky. Self-assured and dolled up as always, he posed. Oopjen already lived in Amsterdam. She came from a wealthy family of traders in grain and gunpowder, and her father wielded a lot of influence in Amsterdam. Oopjen wore a less-decorated robe, but her black silk dress and jewellery show the quality and richness of that time. The original portraits of Marten and Oopjen are on display in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

Design X Ambacht

Develops and manufactures interior and home accessories in day care centers of care institution Siza together with leading Dutch Designers. They look at the specific talents of the employees in the workshops. Ruud Jan Kokke, Sander Luske and Floris Hovers have translated these into their designs. In a learn-work environment, the products are manufactured using traditional methods. This process contributes to everyone making a unique contribution in making the product and learning skills. Through these experiences, the makers participate in everyday life, can be proud and increase their knowledge, development and self-confidence.

Product specifications
Brand : Rijkmuseum
Painter : Rembrandt van Rijn
Decoration : Marten & Oopjen
Color : White
Material : Porcelain
Dimensions : 9,7 x 6,8 cm (h x Ø)
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