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A Dutch-stipple-engraved friendship light-baluster wine glass

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A Dutch-stipple-engraved friendship light-baluster wine glass

1760-1780, ATTRIBUTED TO ALIUS, THE GLASS ENGLAND OR THE NETHERLANDS

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A Dutch-stipple-engraved friendship light-baluster wine glass 1760-1780, ATTRIBUTED TO ALIUS, THE GLASS ENGLAND OR THE NETHERLANDS The rounded funnel bowl decorated with two winged boys shaking one hand, the left one in profile, the right one facing the other, both wearing loincloths, flanked by shrubbery, upon a root vignette, the stem enclosing oblique tears, the foot conical 18.6 cm. high
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Christie's charge a premium to the buyer on the final bid price of each lot sold at the following rates: 23.8% of the final bid price of each lot sold up to and including €150,000 and 14.28% of any amount in excess of €150,000. Buyers' premium is calculated on the basis of each lot individually.

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See F.G.A.M. Smit, Uniquely Dutch eighteenth-century stipple-engravings on glass, Peterborough, 1993, p. 19 for some specific characteristics of Alius' work:
highlights strongly contrast with low-key areas; stippled outlines may remain partly visible; heads and bodies are of natural proportions but facial features, especially nose and mouth, are often too small.

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