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    Sale 2775

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    19 - 20 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 122

    A Dutch-engraved armorial faceted goblet

    1733-1750, THE GLASS SAXONY

    Price Realised  


    A Dutch-engraved armorial faceted goblet
    1733-1750, THE GLASS SAXONY
    The funnel bowl with the crowned arms of Stadholder Prince Willem IV encircled by the garter with the inscription HONI. SOIT. QUI. MAL. Y. PENSE, within an elaborate cartouche flanked by fruiting orange trees in buckets and scrolling foliage, the reverse with diamond-engraved anniversary inscriptions, one calligraphic inscription with Ledig mij met blijden geest Op Oranies Jarig Feest, 'Empty me in joyful mood on the anniversary celebration of Orange', one Gothic inscription with Mensch tot heyl Van Neerlands Staat, 'Man to the good of the state of the Netherlands', one Roman inscription with Dat God hem lang leven laat, 'That God may let him live long', the lower part faceted, the multi-knopped stem enclosing an elongated tear, domed foot
    22.6 cm. high

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    Stadholder Prince Willem IV (1711-1754) was elected Stadholder of Zeeland, Holland, Utrecht and Overijssel in 1747. He married Princess Anne of Hanover in 1734.

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