A Dutch stipple-engraved facet-stemmed wine glass by David Wolff, circa 1770
Lot 55
A Dutch stipple-engraved facet-stemmed wine glass by David Wolff, circa 1770
Sold for £15,625 (US$ 26,543) inc. premium
Lot Details
A Dutch stipple-engraved facet-stemmed wine glass by David Wolff, circa 1770
The ogee bowl decorated with two cherubs seated on clouds, holding a fringed banner between them inscribed HET WELVAREN VAN HET HUYS TE BYWEG, the stem cut with hexagonal facets over a conical foot, 18.1cm high (resin infill to small chip on footrim)

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's Mak van Waay, Amsterdam, 15 December 1975, lot 1555
    With Klaus Hübner, 1975

    Literature:
    Frans Smit, Uniquely Dutch 18th century Stipple-engravings on Glass (1993), p.42, no.Ab33

    Mr. Joan de Witt (Amsterdam 1678-1734), a Director of the Dutch East India Company, owned the country-house 'Het Huys te Bijweg' near Bennebroek, south of Haarlem. In 1739 the house was valued at Dfl.12,300. In the 1830s the house was in the ownership of Johannes Valckenaar and subsequently that of his widow, Mrs. Marie-Françoise Gervais.
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