A Dutch diamond-point engraved calligraphic wine glass, attributed to Willem Mooleyser, circa 1680
Lot 10
A Dutch diamond engraved calligraphic wine glass, attributed to Willem Mooleyser, circa 1680
Sold for £3,750 (US$ 6,223) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Dutch diamond engraved calligraphic wine glass, attributed to Willem Mooleyser, circa 1680
The small glass of façon de Venise type with a rounded funnel bowl engraved in diamond point with the heraldic lion of the Seven United Provinces holding a sword and arrows, inscribed in cursive script 'Salus Patriae', the stem with a hollow inverted baluster between merises, the folded foot engraved with stylised flowers, 13.7cm high

Footnotes

  • A very similar example, attributed to Mooleyser of Rotterdam, is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam. See Pieter Ritsema van Eck, Glass in the Rijksmuseum Vol II (1995), p.74, no.43. Nine glasses bearing the signature or monogram of Willem Mooleyser are known, three of them referring to the city of Rotterdam. With the exception of one dated 1663, they were all engraved between 1685 and 1693. A goblet from the Crabtree Collection, with calligraphic decoration attributed to Mooleyser was sold in these rooms 16 December 2009, lot 151
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