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A LARGE DUTCH PARCEL-GILT BEAKER
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A LARGE DUTCH PARCEL-GILT BEAKER

MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT, ENKHUIZEN, 1636-1637

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A LARGE DUTCH PARCEL-GILT BEAKER
MAKER'S MARK INDISTINCT, ENKHUIZEN, 1636-1637
Trumpet-shaped, on moulded rim decorated with applied foliate ornament, engraved with two sailing vessels and centred by the arms of Zeeland in auricular medallion, the upper part engraved with three oval medallions, depicting various scenes of Joseph within stylised foliate scrolls, cherubs masks, fruit and flower festoons, inside gilding and traces of outside gilding, marked on base
7 in. (18 cm.) high
13 oz. (396 gr.)
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No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 21% will be added to the buyer''s premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.

Lot Essay

Initially silver beakers were mainly used in households. Only after the Reformation they were being used in Church during Communion too. Groningen communion beakers have some characteristic features which we will not find in examples which were made in other areas. In the Baltic area, we find beakers of considerable height with an almost cylindrical body, sometimes on feet. More to the west, in the province of Friesland and other Dutch towns, communion beakers were made which generally have quite a large diameter at the bottom and have linear diverging sides.
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