A fine Dutch stipple-engraved light-baluster wine glass with Chinoiserie decoration, by Alius, circa 1760
Lot 58
A fine Dutch stipple-engraved light-baluster wine glass with Chinoiserie decoration, by Alius, circa 1760
Sold for £27,500 (US$ 46,222) inc. premium
Lot Details
A fine Dutch stipple-engraved light-baluster wine glass with Chinoiserie decoration, by Alius, circa 1760
The large round funnel bowl decorated with a diamond in stipple and line with a scene of an elderly man, seated on a stool before a stunted tree and playing a lute pyipar, accompanied by a boy on a set of five bells, set on a tall slender multi-knopped stem and conical foot, 22cm high

Footnotes

  • Only six other glasses with stippled chinoiseries have been recorded, of which one is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, another in the Mühsam Collection, now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York and a third in the Amsterdam Historisch Museum. All have been recorded by Frans Smit op.cit. (1993). Until 1980 the engraving on the present lot was considered to be the work of David Wolff.

    Provenance:
    J. van Buren, auction Scheurleer, The Hague, 11 December 1808, lot 98
    Hultman
    Boom, Breda
    J.G.Littledale, Weybridge
    The Anthony Waugh Collection, Wolverhampton, sold at Sotheby's, 28 April 1980, lot 209
    With Ward Lloyd, London

    Exhibited:
    '300 Years of British Glass 1675-1975', Art Gallery and Museum, Wolverhampton, 3.V, 14 June 1975, no.208, fig.

    Literature:
    D.H.de Castro, "Een en ander over glasgravure", Oud-Holland 1(4) (1883), p.274-291, pl. 1883, p.285
    William Buckley, D.Wolff and the Glasses that he engraved (1935), p.30
    Hugh Tait,'Wolff glasses in an English private collection', Connoisseur 168(676) (1968), p.105, figs. 5 and 6
    G.A.Turnbull and A.G.Herron, The price guide to English 18th century drinking glasses (1970), p.78, fig.
    Frans Smit, Uniquely Dutch Eighteenth Century Stipple-engravings on Glass, (1993), p.106, Ch.18

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