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A FAON-DE-VENISE 'ICE-GLASS' BEAKER
A FAON-DE-VENISE 'ICE-GLASS' BEAKER

LATE 16TH/EARLY 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY SOUTHERN NETHERLANDS

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A FAON-DE-VENISE 'ICE-GLASS' BEAKER
Late 16th/early 17th Century, probably Southern Netherlands
Of flared form applied with three richly-gilt lion's masks alternating with three prunts, the interior and exterior to the rim gilt with a wide band, the foot with an applied milled footring and with shallow kick-in base (re-gilt at a later date)
8 in. (21.5 cm.) high
Provenance
Rothschild inv. no. AR3145.
Literature
I. Schlosser, Das Alte Glas, Brunswick, 1956, p. 80, pl. 61.

Lot Essay

For the example in the Muses Royaux d'art et d'Histoire, Brussels see D. P. Lanmon and D. Whitehouse, Glass in the Robert Lehman Collection , New York, 1993, p. 96, fig. 30.2, and for other similar examples see P. C. Ritsema van Eck and H. M. Zijlstra-Zweens, Glass in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1993, pp. 81-83, nos. 104-108 and C. Hess and T. Husband, European Glass in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 1997, p. 178, no. 48.
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