A Dutch-engraved West India Company light baluster goblet
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A Dutch-engraved West India Company light baluster goblet

CIRCA 1740

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A Dutch-engraved West India Company light baluster goblet
Circa 1740
The funnel bowl with a ribbon cartouche inscribed WESTINDISCHE COMPAGNY held by two winged putti, one with a flag and the other with a trident in his right hand, on multi-knopped stem enclosing elongated tears, on conical foot
20 cm. (7 7/8 in.) high
Provenance
With Kunsthandel Jacques Fijnaut, Amsterdam, 1994, acquired by
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. H-48).
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Lot Essay

The Dutch West India Company was founded in 1621 and received a trade monopoly on the West Coast of Africa, the Americas and the islands of the Pacific. Piratery, slave trade and various scattered colonies were the sources of income. The company was finally dissolved in 1795, although a few settlements still survive as Dutch Overseas Territories such as the Carribean islands of Curaçao, Aruba, Saba, Sint Maarten and Bonaire.
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