A Dutch stipple-engraved wine glass by Alius, circa 1780

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Lot 74*
A Dutch stipple-engraved wine glass by Alius, circa 1780

Sold for £ 10,000 (US$ 12,923) inc. premium
A Dutch stipple-engraved wine glass by Alius, circa 1780
The lipped funnel bowl finely engraved with two boys toasting their friendship, shaking hands and raising a wine glass, a billowing scarf and vegetation behind them, the base of the bowl faceted and on a faceted stem with shoulder and central knops, the heavy foot cut with petal-like facets, 16.2cm high (tiny chips to foot)

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    Christie's sale 3 June 1996, lot 116
    Julius and Ann Kaplan Collection

    Literature
    Martine Newby, Eighteenth Century English Glass From the Collection of Julius and Ann Kaplan (1998), fig.25

    Children playing outside and wearing elaborate clothes were also favourite subjects of Alius. His children are frequently represented drinking or toasting their friendship. A very similar subject with an opaque twist stem was in the collection of Richard, Earl of Bradford at Weston Park, see Christie's sale 4 June 1985, lot 24. A fine goblet with children by Alius was sold by Bonhams 19 May 2010, lot 135. See also Christopher Sheppard and John Smith, Engraved Glass Masterpieces from Holland (1990), pp.74-79, nos.36-41.
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A Dutch stipple-engraved wine glass by Alius, circa 1780
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