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    Sale 7554

    European Ceramics and Glass Including the Property of a Collector

    31 March 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 97

    A FACON-DE-VENISE DIAMOND-POINT-ENGRAVED FLUTE

    CIRCA 1670, THE NETHERLANDS

    Price Realised  

    A FACON-DE-VENISE DIAMOND-POINT-ENGRAVED FLUTE
    CIRCA 1670, THE NETHERLANDS
    The slender flaring bowl engraved in the manner of Willem Mooleyser with equestrian scenes of a cavalier on a rearing horse, sabre drawn, between trees on a continuous mound below the inscription De Gesontheyd vant Geselschap, the lower part of the bowl with a continuous band of birds among scrolling foliage, supported on a bladed knop above a hollow baluster section, the lower part with further bladed knop, on a folded conical foot engraved with peacocks perched among flowers and foliage
    13¾ in. (35 cm.) high


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    For a diamond-point-engraved flute of similar form, see Pieter C. Ritsema van Eck, Glass in the Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam, 1995), Vol. II, p. 83, no. 59. The equestrian figures on the present flute and the frieze of birds are both likely to have been derived from print sources, the bird frieze is reminiscent of the work of 16th century engravers such as Nicolaes de Bruin, Hans Liefrienck and Adrieen Collaert.

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