A Dutch stained-glass armorial panel in nine sections
Christie's charges a Buyer's premium calculated at… Read more Notes on glass collecting in the Netherlands It was not until the eighteenth century that glass became a specialised field of collecting. Glass was collected beside other objets d'art as is evident from the 1749 inventory of A. de la Court (Leiden). Other important collections which included valuable glass were the estates of L. van Heemskerk and A. le Breton van Doeswerff. The nineteenth century with its focus on the universal gathering of knowledge and the birth of nation-states, which imply a renewed sense of nationalism, not only saw the creation of most national museums throughout Europe, such as the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (1885), but also gave an impetus to collecting. Several collectors like D.H. de Castro (Amsterdam), A.J. Enschedé (Haarlem), L. and D. van den Bogaerde (Heeswijk) and A.M. Hermans-Smits (Eindhoven) understood the historical and cultural importance of glass, in the 19th century Dutch context of regained interest in national decorative arts. The twentieth century has seen an increase in collecting activities, although not every collector specialised in glass only. Important names are; S. van Gijn (Dordrecht), F.P. Bodenheim, A. Vecht, J. Ritman (Amsterdam), D. Hudig, E. van Rijckevorsel and A. van Hoboken van Cortgene (Rotterdam), H.A. Steengracht van Duivenvoorde, W.J. Snouck Hurgronje, W.J.H. Mulier (the Hague), and A.J. Guépin (Eindhoven). Most of these collections were dispersed at auction and obtained by museums and private individuals such as Anton C.R. Dreesmann. Although glass was only one of the many facets of his collection, he assembled a fine collection of seventeenth and eighteenth century Dutch glass, in line with his illustrious predecessors.
A Dutch stained-glass armorial panel in nine sections


A Dutch stained-glass armorial panel in nine sections
17th Century
Decorated with the crowned coat-of-arms with lion and griffin supporters beneath tied ribbon and above the inscription HEER WILLEM BARON VAN WASSENAER CAPITEIN TER ZEE ONDER HET ED: MOG: COLLEGIE TER ADMIRALITEIT TE AMSTERDAM HOOGHEEMRAAD (Sir Willem Baron of Wassenaer, Captain at Sea under the Admiralty of the Amsterdam Polder Board) on a ribbon cartouche, outlined in lead
28 cm. (11 in.) wide, 35.5 cm. (14 in.) high overall
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. H-1).
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Please note that Sir Willem Baron van Waasenaer (1712-1783) was Captain at Sea of the Schieland Polder Board until 1747. This panel should therefor be dated before 1747.


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