A Dutch-engraved composite-stemmed topographical goblet
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A Dutch-engraved composite-stemmed topographical goblet

CIRCA 1775

A Dutch-engraved composite-stemmed topographical goblet
Circa 1775
The funnel bowl engraved with four figures at discussion in a formal landscape before a moated castle and with two figures crossing a bridge, within a rococo scroll cartouche, the reverse inscribed 't Hüis te Doorn in 't Sticht (The House at Doorn in the Sticht region) within a similar cartouche, supported on a waisted airtwist section above an inverted baluster stem with basal knop, on a conical foot
21.5 cm. (8 in.) high
Collection Guépin; Christie's, Amsterdam, 5 July 1989, lot 111.
With F. Laméris Antiquair, Amsterdam, 1998, acquired by
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. H-61).
H.E. van Gelder, Glas, in Th. H. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Sprekend verleden, Amsterdam, 1959, fig. 63.
D. Bolten, Een glasie van vriendschap. De glazen van de collectie Guépin, Museum Het Prinsenhof, Delft, 1969, pl. 35.
Th. H. Lunsingh Scheurleer, Huis Doorn, Abridged illustrated guide, Doorn, 1981, fig. p. 5.
Delft, Museum Het Prinsenhof, 1969, no. 122.
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Lot Essay

The Huis-te-Doorn (or Slot-te-Doorn) at Doorn in the province of Utrecht (or "Het Sticht") was founded in the 14th century. Now open to the public, the present mansion dates from 1780 when the original, as portrayed on this goblet, was almost entirely rebuilt.
Kaiser Wilhelm II, who had fled from Germany in November 1918, purchased the house in 1919 and from 1920 onwards lived there in exile until his death in 1941.
The engraving on this goblet is a copy of a print by Hendrik Spilman (1721-1784), based on a drawing by Jan de Beyer (1703-1785), as published in Het verheerlijkt Nederland, vol. 8, no. 112 (1773).


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