For 50 years Dekker Antiquairs has been one of the most renowned fine jewellery and watch dealers in Holland. We are located in the heart of the 17th-century canal belt in Amsterdam, just a stone-throw away from the Rijksmuseum. In the past decades we contributed to the development of many private and museum collections. Most recently we provided the Museum of Bags and Purses with an 18th-century steel and gold watch with chatelaine and a gold, diamond and ruby purse (1915-1920).
The Rijksmuseum acquired from us a silver vase made in 1895 by Philippe Wolfers of Wolfers & Frères, and a gold and sapphire medal of honour made in Sri Lanka in 1762. The medal is an important object in the history of the VOC and revealed an unknown episode in the history of this illustrious company.
Clocks and watches in museums
The Museum aan het Vrijthof in Maastricht acquired an important wall clock on console with a musical full calendar and automation, made in Amsterdam around 1755 by Nicolaas Weylandt. To the Clock Museum of Beyer in Zürich we delivered an 18-carat golden watch by Vacheron Constantin with perpetual calendar, moon phases and sunrise and sunset (1917).
The extensive collection of Dick and Ronny Verburg-Dekker contains:
Over the past 40 years Dick Verburg specialized in antique pocket watches. The extensive collection contains for example 17th and 18th-century pocket watches with verge escapement, enameled watches, technical watches and coach watches. Dekker Antiquairs is member of the Horological Foundation.
Our jewellery collection consists of unique pieces from various periods, from the Renaissance to the 19th-century revival styles, Art Nouveau, Art Deco and retro of the 40's and the styles of the 60's and 70's. Famous designers like Lalique, Fouquet and Gautrait are featured in our collection, as well as signed pieces by high jewellery houses such as Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Mauboussin, Mellerio dits Meller and Heyman Bros.
Our objets d'art are made by anonimous makers, but also by famous houses like Fabergé. You can find precious seals, snuff boxes, pince-nez, vodka cups and other items in our collection.
We have a substantial collection of 17th- and 18th-century miniature silver of renowned Dutch masters like Johannes and Arnoldus van Geffen, Willem van Sant, Pieter van Somerwill and Michiel Maenbeeck.
Appraisals, research and advice
We gladly provide you with appraisals of jewellery, silver and watches, (gemmological) research and advice.