A Beilby enamelled wine glass painted with a shepherd, circa 1765, bruised foot
Lot 67
A Beilby enamelled wine glass painted with a shepherd, circa 1765
Sold for £4,375 (US$ 6,846) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Beilby enamelled wine glass painted with a shepherd, circa 1765, bruised foot
A Beilby enamelled wine glass painted with a shepherd, circa 1765
The rounded funnel bowl finely painted in opaque white with a shepherd standing with his legs crossed while resting on his crook, two sheep in front of him in the landscape vignette, a tree and bushes behind him, on a double series opaque twist stem with a pair of spiral threads encircled by a pair of eight-ply spiral bands, 15.2cm high (chipped foot)

Footnotes

  • Provenance: Peter Meyer Collection
    Frances L Dickson Collection
    Christie's sale, 14 June 1983, lot 110 (together with the following lot)

    Literature: Illustrated by W A Thorpe, History of English and Irish Glass (1929),pl. CXXXII, fig.2
    Illustrated by L M Bickerton, 18th Century English Drinking Glasses (1971), fig.751

    Exhibited: Delomosne & Son Ltd, Gilding the Lily, 1978, no.74

    An ink and wash drawing by William Beilby in the Victoria and Albert Museum features an identical figure of a shepherd. This drawing is signed 'Beilby Delint. 1774 No.5001' and is illustrated by Simon Cottle, William Beilby and the Art of Glass, in The Glass Circle Journal no.9 (2001), p.38, pl.9. A similar glass with a related scene of a shepherd playing a flute was in the Henry Fox Collection sold in these rooms 8 November 2004, lot 95
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