A Dutch stipple-engraved light baluster goblet
Christie's charges a Buyer's premium calculated at… Read more JACOBUS VAN DEN BLIJK (1736-1814) All that is known of Jacobus van den Blijk is that he was a silversmith in Dordrecht. As an inhabitant of his town he may well have been acquainted with glasses stippled by Greenwood, Schoumann and Hoolaart, and at least the latter he may well have known personally. His designs are mostly of human subjects, although cherubs and putti are also depicted. Twenty-four signed glasses are extant with dates ranging from 1772-1795.
A Dutch stipple-engraved light baluster goblet

ENGRAVED BY JACOBUS VAN DEN BLIJK, SIGNED AND DATED, 1793

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A Dutch stipple-engraved light baluster goblet
Engraved by Jacobus van den Blijk, signed and dated, 1793
The funnel bowl engraved with a putto disguised as Mercury in winged helmet and sandals holding his a caduceus in his right hand and a bag with coins in his left, standing among packages and barrels and flanked by shrubbery, with arched ribbon cartouche above inscribed DE KOOPHANDEL (The Commerce), signed and dated in diamond-point J: Van Den Blyk f: 1793 below, the stem with a short knopped-section above a beaded inverted baluster section with basal knop, on a conical foot
17.8 cm. (7 in.) high
Provenance
With Mallett and Sheppard and Cooper, London, 1990.
With F. Laméris Antiquair, Amsterdam, 1997, acquired by
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. H-59).
Literature
M. Mees, Glashelder, tafel en sierglas van de 16de tot de 18de eeuw, Brussel, 1994, ill. 58.
C. Sheppard & J. Smith, A collection of fine glass from the Restoration to the Regency, London, 1990, pp. 82-83, no. 115.
F.G.A.M. Smit, Uniquely Dutch Eighteenth-Century Stipple-Engravings on Glass, Peterborough, 1993, p. 104, Ch. 6.
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Lot Essay

A covered goblet with a half-length portrait of a young woman, signed and dated 1772 was sold in our London rooms on 9 July 1997, lot 530.
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