A Dutch diamond-point engraved façon de Venise goblet, possibly by Willem Mooleyser, circa 1683
Lot 53
A Dutch diamond-point engraved façon de Venise goblet, possibly by Willem Mooleyser, circa 1683
Sold for £2,375 (US$ 3,727) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Dutch diamond-point engraved façon de Venise goblet, possibly by Willem Mooleyser, circa 1683
A Dutch diamond-point engraved façon de Venise goblet, possibly by Willem Mooleyser, circa 1683
The flared funnel bowl decorated with the Dutch Lion of the Province of Holland on a grassy sward, the reverse inscribed 'T Welvaren Van De Heeren Staten Van Hollandt, the base of the bowl applied with a vermicular collar, the stem with a ball knop enclosing a tear between two mereses, the conical foot with flower-sprays and the figure 5, 17cm high (section of collar missing)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    A.J.Guépin Collection, Eindhoven, sold at Christie's Amsterdam, lot 52

    Exhibited:
    Prinsenhof, Delft, 1969, no.82

    Literature:
    W.C.Braat, Collections de verres de Pays-Bas, Bulletin Journées international Verre, 1:13-51 (1962)
    D.Bolten, Een glasie van vrienschap. De glazen van de collectie Guépin, Museum Het Prinsenhof (1969), 26 (no.82)
    F.Smit, A Concise Catalogue of European Line-engraved Glassware 1570-1900 (1994), p.54, no.141.2

    The same hand engraved a virtually identical lion on a goblet inscribed 'De Staten van Hollandt' in the Nationalmuseum, Stockholm (see H.Seitz, Glaset förr och nu (1933), pl.33), whilst a goblet of similar construction and size dated 1683 is in the Rijksmseum, Amsterdam (see Peter Ritsema van Eck, Glass in the Rijksmuseum. Vol.II (1995), p.72, no.40. This latter example is attributed to Willem Mooleyser (1640-1700).

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that there is a short (3mm approx) annealing crack in the bowl at the rear between the double l of Holland.
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