A Bohemian enamelled armorial Stangenglas, dated 1589, probably early 17th century
Lot 16
A Bohemian enamelled armorial Stangenglas, dated 1589, probably early 17th century
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Lot Details
A Bohemian enamelled armorial Stangenglas, dated 1589, probably early 17th century
Of dark tint, the tall cylindrical form painted with a coat of arms surrounded by scrolling mantling, surmounted by gilt flowers issuing from scrolled horns above a crowned helmet, flanked by the date 1589 and inscribed on ribbon cartouches above and below GOTTES SEGEN ZU MEINEM LEBEN/HAS ÖGARTER ZU RALNTEN, the reverse with a stylised flower-spray, the border with a gilt band embellished with a zig-zag pattern of dots, kick-in base, the high cylindrical foot with folded everted rim divided from the bowl by a gilt band, 34.5cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Spitzer Collection, Catalogue des Objets d'Art et de Haute Curiosité (1893) vol.II, no.2022
    William Randolph Hearst Collection, California
    Los Angeles County Museum, sold at Christie's, 14 June 1983, lot 199

    It has been convincingly suggested that the date 1589 is a later addition.
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