A large and fine Saxon engraved goblet and cover attributed to Johann Christoph Kiessling, Dresden, circa 1710
Lot 37
A fine Saxon engraved goblet and cover attributed to Johann Christoph Kiessling, Dresden, circa 1710
Sold for £22,500 (US$ 37,779) inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine Saxon engraved goblet and cover attributed to Johann Christoph Kiessling, Dresden, circa 1710
The round funnel bowl decorated in 'Hoch- und Tiefschnitt' with alternating oval panels of polished lenses and four different scrolling flowers and leaves, including a tulip, carnation, lotus and sunflower, on a matt ground, above a band of flutes, set on a faceted double-knopped stem between collars over a conical foot, the domed cover similarly decorated and with faceted knopped finial, 37cm high (2)

Footnotes

  • Johann Christoph Kiessling (died 1744) was court engraver at Dresden between circa 1717 and 1744.

    Provenance:
    The Otto Dettmers Collection, Bremen, sold at Sotheby's, 23 November 1999, lot 46

    Exhibited:
    Düsseldorf, 1968-69: 'Meisterwerke der Glaskunst aus internationalem Privatbesitz', Städtische Kunsthalle, catalogue, p.88, fig.239, illustrated p.91.

    A goblet and cover illustrated by Gisela Haase, Sächsische Glas (1988), p.336, fig.167, exhibits a similar style of relief-cut decoration. Compare also with the examples illustrated by W.Holzhausen, 'Sächsische Gläser des Barock', Zeitschrift für Kunstwissenschaft, VIII (1954), pp.116ff.
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