A Bohemian engraved and gilt blue-tinted gilt sweetmeat glass and cover, Riesengebirge, circa 1725-1730
Lot 46
A Bohemian engraved and gilt blue-tinted gilt sweetmeat glass and cover, Riesengebirge, circa 1725-1730
Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,781) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Bohemian engraved and gilt blue-tinted gilt sweetmeat glass and cover, Riesengebirge, circa 1725-1730
The oval bowl with rounded panels, decorated with engraved and gilt foliate sprays and Laub- und Bandelwerk, set on a faceted inverted baluster stem flanked by collars, the conical foot decorated with sprigs, a band of polished ovals to the base, the cover similarly decorated and with faceted ovoid finial, 19cm high (2)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The Collection of Prince Heinrich of Prussia
    The Helfried Krug Collection, sold at Sotheby's, Part IV, 14 March 1983, lot 708

    Literature:
    Brigitte Klesse, Glassamlung Helfried Krug (1965), p.232-233, no.243

    For a further rare engraved example of the form in blue glass see that in the Ernesto Wolf Collection, illustrated by Brigitte Klesse and Hans Mayr, European Glass from 1500-1800 (1987), no.101. Another may be found in the Kunstgewerbemuseum, Prague.
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