A Dutch stipple-engraved facet-stemmed portrait goblet
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A Dutch stipple-engraved facet-stemmed portrait goblet

ATTRIBUTED TO DAVID WOLFF, CIRCA 1787

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A Dutch stipple-engraved facet-stemmed portrait goblet
Attributed to David Wolff, circa 1787
The generous funnel bowl with the half length portrait of Stadholder Willem V, Prince of Orange, wearing a sash and the Order of the Garter, inscribed HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PEN (sic), within an oval cartouche of flowering and fruiting orange, above clouds, on multi-knopped faceted stem and conical foot
21.4 cm. (8 3/8 in.) high
Provenance
With F. Laméris Antiquair, Amsterdam, 1998, acquired by
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. H-63).
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Lot Essay

For other recorded closely related portrait goblets of Prince Willem V by or attributed to David Wolff see F.G.A.M. Smit, Uniquely Dutch Eighteenth-Century Stipple-Engravings on Glass, Peterborough, 1993, pp. 92-93, and for examples in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam see P.C. Ritsema van Eck, Glass in the Rijksmuseum, vol. II, Zwolle, 1995, p. 438, no. 556, p. 440, no. 558, p. 442, no. 559.

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