A Bohemian enamelled Passglas with animal friezes, dated 1685
Lot 20
A Bohemian enamelled Passglas with animal friezes, dated 1685
Sold for £4,750 (US$ 7,432) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Bohemian enamelled Passglas with animal friezes, dated 1685
The slightly flaring cylindrical form divided into four zones by white lines enclosing traces of gilding and painted to the interior and exterior, the upper zone with a girl holding a goblet and flowers, the next with a stag, the third with a running hare and the fourth with a wild boar, each flanked by castles and trees, the reverse with calligraphic inscriptions referring to the pleasures of drink, the everted double-walled foot with a further inscription and the date 1685, kick-in base, 22.2cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Campe Collection, Hamburg
    The William Randolph Hearst Collection, California
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, sold at Christie's, 14 June 1983, lot 188

    For another Passglas painted with a similar theme see Axel von Saldern, German Enameled Glass (1965), p.144, fig.258.
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