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    Sale 2775

    European Furniture, Clocks, Sculpture and Works of Art

    19 - 20 December 2007, Amsterdam

  • Lot 166

    A facet-stemmed stipple-engraved wine-glass by Alius

    1760-1780, THE GLASS ENGLAND OR THE NETHERLANDS

    Price Realised  

    A facet-stemmed stipple-engraved wine-glass by Alius
    1760-1780, THE GLASS ENGLAND OR THE NETHERLANDS
    The funnel bowl with three putti amidst leafy shrubbery, the putto to the left wearing a loincloth and a garment and holding a wide-bowled goblet towards a putto seated on a rock, with its foot to the left on a stepping stone and reaching out with both hands for the goblet, in front of a putto on clouds holding a laurel wreath to the left and a large key to the right, with a dog hiding behind the putto to the left, upon root vignette, the stem with five tiers of elongated hexagonal-shaped facets, conical foot (minute chip circa 0.3 cm. wide to the foot rim)
    17.9 cm. high


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    Apparently unrecorded in F.G.A.M Smit, Uniquely Dutch Eighteenth-Century Stipple-Engravings on Glass, Peterborough, 1993. Op. cit. above p. 62 Bc. 4 for a very related facet-stemmed wine-glass by Alius, with two putti shaking hands and one holding a wine-goblet, a putto on clouds holding a laurel garland in each hand, a dog in the foreground, with four tiers of elongated hexagons.

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