Artists (K) (American Collection)
Baptized in the Dutch Church in New York on December 19, 1660, Jesse Kip was the fourth son of Jacob Henrickzen Kip and his wife, Maria de la Montagne. Very little is known of Kip's early years. The year of 1674 would have been about the time that Kip should have begun his apprenticeship, but there is no record of this. Among the several master silversmiths in New York at that time were Jeuriaen Blanck, Sr., Ahasuerus Henricks, Cornelius van der Burgh, and Jacob Boelen....