• Christie's Interiors - Masters auction at Christies

    Sale 5927

    Christie's Interiors - Masters & Makers

    29 September 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 386

    A DIAMOND-POINT-ENGRAVED WINE GLASS

    CIRCA 1680, LOW COUNTRIES

    Price Realised  

    A DIAMOND-POINT-ENGRAVED WINE GLASS
    CIRCA 1680, LOW COUNTRIES
    The conical bowl engraved with birds among flowering branches, supported by a hollow quatrelobed stem between bladed knops, above a folded conical foot
    5¼ in. (13.4 cm.) high


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    See Pieter C. Ritsema van Eck, Glass in the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, 1995) Vol. III, pp. 85-6, nos. 65-67.

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    Provenance

    Plesch collection (Gg 13L); The Henry Brown Colletion, sale, Sotheby's, 29th July 1947, lot 188; anon. sale, Sotheby's, 20th May 1963, lot 49.


    Literature

    'Strange & Rare', 50th Anniversary Exhibition of The Glass Circle 1937-1987, Catalogue, p. 10-11, no. 24.


    Exhibited

    Exhibited Glass Collector's Circle, Exhibition 1987-8, number 24.
    Exhibited 'Strange & Rare', The Glass Circle 50th Anniversary Exhibition, 1937-1887, Broadfield House Glass Museum, September 1987 and the Pilkington Glass Museum, January 1988.