A large engraved opaque-twist goblet
Lot 83
A large engraved opaque-twist goblet, circa 1770
Sold for £1,440 (US$ 2,311) inc. premium

Lot Details
A large engraved opaque-twist goblet, circa 1770
The generous ogee bowl decorated with four trading ships in a bay between two islands, one bearing a European-style house, the other with an Eastern-style palace, set on a double-series stem and conical foot, 23.4cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The John Carson Collection, sold at Phillip's, 6 June 2001, lot 44

    It has been suggested that the present lot may have belonged to a merchant family who traded between Europe and the East Indies and commissioned a glass with symbolic decoration. A conventional sized wine glass engraved with a single ship in a similar composition is illustrated by W.A. Thorpe, A History of English and Irish Glass (1929), pl.120, fig.3.
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