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J.M. van Kempen and Son, Voorschoten

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Dutch silversmiths. Founded 1835 by J.M. van Kempen (1814-77) in Utrecht. 1858 moved to Voorschoten. English craftsmen were hired to instruct Dutch workers in production of forks and spoons in new techniques. Became the largest and oldest manufacturer of silver in the Netherlands.