An exceptional Bohemian amber-stained goblet and crown cover, circa 1850-70
Lot 23
An exceptional Bohemian amber-stained goblet and crown cover, circa 1850-70
Sold for £22,500 (US$ 38,472) inc. premium
Lot Details
An exceptional Bohemian amber-stained goblet and crown cover, circa 1850-70
The cover remarkably formed as a coronet or crown with pierced panels of hobnail-cut diaper pattern pierced in between, surmounted by an orb forming the finial, the cup-shaped body with a rectangular panel engraved with an aristocratic hunting party hunting deer in the Highlands, two smartly-dressed gentlemen standing by their horse with attentive hounds, all watching three gillies displaying a shot stag, the gillies wearing highland dress with kilts, the reverse of the bowl with further diaper pattern panels and a viewing lens within a sunburst, raised on an eight-sided spreading stem deeply cut at the base and underneath with fan-shaped barbs, 41cm high (2)

Footnotes

  • For an amber-stained goblet of this same, most impressive shape see John Sandon, Antique Glass (1999), p.107. A crown cover of related shape occurs on a goblet engraved by Dominik Biemann with a portrait of Archduke Franz Karl, see Paul von Lichtenberg, Glasgravuren des Biedermeier, p.119, fig.88. According to Michael Kovacek, Glass of Five Centuries (1990), p.188, crown-shaped covers were a speciality of the Harrachov glassworks
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