• European Noble and Private Col auction at Christies

    Sale 2835

    European Noble and Private Collections

    15 - 16 December 2009, Amsterdam

  • Lot 293

    A Dutch stipple-engraved airtwist goblet

    ATTRIBUTED DAVID WOLFF, THIRD QUARTER 18TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A Dutch stipple-engraved airtwist goblet
    Attributed David Wolff, third quarter 18th Century
    Decorated to the funnel bowl with two putti beside a bird-cage with its door open, the escaped bird perched on top, below the text AUREA LIBERTAS, minor frit
    16.9 cm. high


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    A bird-cage with an open door symbolises freedom. For a goblet with a similar decoration see P.C. Ritsema van Eck, Glass in the Rijksmuseum, Volume II, p. 430, ill. 544.

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    Provenance

    Collection Carel Count van Lynden van Hoevelaken and by descent to the present owner.


    Pre-Lot Text

    FROM THE COLLECTION OF THE LATE CAREL COUNT VAN LYNDEN VAN HOEVELAKEN (LOTS 293-297)