A very fine Dutch-engraved armorial wine glass circa 1730-40
Lot 110*
A very fine Dutch-engraved armorial wine glass circa 1730-40
Sold for £1,912 (US$ 3,240) inc. premium
Lot Details
A very fine Dutch-engraved armorial wine glass
circa 1730-40
the rounded funnel bowl set on a light baluster stem with a flattened upper knop over a small knop, a large knop with a double row of tears below over a plain section with a small basal knop, on a domed foot, the bowl delicately wheel engraved with the crowned arms of Utrecht flanked by lion supporters and the emblem of the 'Fortuyn' citizens' militia group comprising a nude figure 'Fortune' holding a sail, balancing on a globe, within an elaborate 'laub und bandelwerk' cartouche, inscribed 'De Compagnie Fortuin' 19.8cm,

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Frides Laméris, 1999. The city of Utrecht was divided into 8 sectors up until the end of the 18th century. Each one had its own citizens' militia or 'schutter', and Fortuyn was the name of one of these. Wine and beer drinking was an important part of the festivities when the militias met, and glasses engraved with specific toasts were often used at their dinners. The allegorical figure of Fortune, standing on a ball or globe symbolising instability, is based on earlier engraved sources. See Reino Liefkes, Glasverzameling Museum Mr. Simon van Gijn, 1987, no. 89.
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