A THURINGIAN FRIENDSHIP GOBLET attributed to Georg Ernst Kunckel, the funnel bowl engraved and polished with two allegorical bearded figures, one in draped robes, with their left hands clasped, standing on diaper-pattern tasselled drapery above foliage scrolls and a cherub's head, flanked by two putti holding a matt ribbon cartouche inscribed Auff Ehrund Glück dabey and suspending foliate swags, the reverse with two warriors in a similar pose flanked by a harp and a quiver of arrows and a shield over obelisks, inscribed above on a matt ribbon cartouche Auf ewig veste Treu., with a band of cut dots beneath the rim and the lower part cut with flutes outlined in mattschnitt, the inverted baluster stem with two collars above a conical foot with mattschnit border to the underside, 1725-30

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A THURINGIAN FRIENDSHIP GOBLET attributed to Georg Ernst Kunckel, the funnel bowl engraved and polished with two allegorical bearded figures, one in draped robes, with their left hands clasped, standing on diaper-pattern tasselled drapery above foliage scrolls and a cherub's head, flanked by two putti holding a matt ribbon cartouche inscribed Auff Ehrund Glück dabey and suspending foliate swags, the reverse with two warriors in a similar pose flanked by a harp and a quiver of arrows and a shield over obelisks, inscribed above on a matt ribbon cartouche Auf ewig veste Treu., with a band of cut dots beneath the rim and the lower part cut with flutes outlined in mattschnitt, the inverted baluster stem with two collars above a conical foot with mattschnit border to the underside, 1725-30
19.5cm. high

Lot Essay

For a goblet of similar form attributed to the same hand see Rainer
Rücket, op. cit., vol. II, p. 163, no. 570; also ibid. p. 166, no. 573 and Rudolf von Strasser/Water Spiegl, op. cit., pp. 304-305, no. 175
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