A rare silver-gilt mounted Potsdam engraved Rubinglas beaker circa 1700

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Lot 389
A rare silver-gilt mounted Potsdam engraved Rubinglas beaker
circa 1700

Sold for £ 12,000 (US$ 16,757) inc. premium
A rare silver-gilt mounted Potsdam engraved Rubinglas beaker
circa 1700
The faceted flared form cut with two shallow circular panels, one decorated with a putto holding a column supporting a heart, the other with a pair of doves flanking a tree, each respectively inscribed CONSTANT ET FIDÉLE and L'UNION DU COEUR ET DE LA BOUCHE in ribbon, above stiff leaves cut in Hochschnitt, rosette-cut base, the rim with shaped drapery mount above thumbnail facets, circlets and engraved leaves, 10cm high

Footnotes

  • A covered beaker of similar inspiration in the Art Institute of Chicago, also from Brandenburg, is illustrated by Dedo von Kerssennbrock-Krosigk, Rubinglas des ausgehenden 17. und des 18. Jarhunderts, pp.173-174, no.80
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