A stipple-engraved wine glass by David Wolff, with pastoral scene, circa 1780
Lot 49
A stipple-engraved wine glass by David Wolff, circa 1780
Sold for £13,750 (US$ 23,111) inc. premium
Lot Details
A stipple-engraved wine glass by David Wolff, circa 1780
The large ovoid bowl with delicate stipple engraving of a pastoral landscape featuring a milkmaid milking a cow, a farm hand carrying a yoke with two pails, and other labourers at work, one behind a plough, inscribed around the rim 'ZEE, VEE. EN LANDBOUW.', on a hexagonal faceted stem and plain conical foot, 15.8cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Peter Meyer Collection
    J.G.Littledale Collection
    Anthony Waugh Collection
    With Maureen Thompson, 23 September 1980

    Exhibited: 'Three Hundred Years of British Glass, 1675-1975', Wolverhampton Art Gallery and Museum, 1975, no.206

    Literature: Hugh Tait, 'Wolff glasses in an English private collection', Connoisseur 676 (1968), p.107, figs. 15 and 16
    Turnbull & Herron, The Price-Guide to English Drinking Glasses (1970), p.286
    F.Smit, Uniquely Dutch Eighteenth-Century stipple-engravings on Glass (1993), p.171, Ja.11

    A very similar example, with a closly related subject matter, is in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
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