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A NETHERLANDS FAÇON-DE-VENISE GLASS DIAMOND-POINT-ENGRAVED GOBLET
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A NETHERLANDS FAÇON-DE-VENISE GLASS DIAMOND-POINT-ENGRAVED GOBLET

1678, DATED A/F 1678, SIGNED J.W. KALDENBACH

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A NETHERLANDS FAÇON-DE-VENISE GLASS DIAMOND-POINT-ENGRAVED GOBLET
1678, DATED A/F 1678, SIGNED J.W. KALDENBACH
The funnel bowl engraved with a scene from the myth of Diana and Actaeon, the naked goddess with a nymph at a springhead, to one side stands Actaeon, transforming into a stag, a hound at his side below a peacock and exotic bird among stylised flowers, the lower part signed and dated, supported by a quatrefoil knopped stem with air inclusion between mereses above a folded conical foot engraved with further flowers
6 in. (15.3 cm.) high
Provenance
Meier Mossel, sale Frederik Muller et Cie., Amsterdam, 11-18 March, 1952, lot 537.
Private Collection, Amsterdam.
Anonymous sale, Christie's, London, 8 November 1999, lot 306.
Literature
Christopher R. Sheppard and John P. Smith, 'Engraved Glass, Masterpieces from Holland', Exhibition Catalogue, London, 1990, pp. 12-13, no. 3.
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Lot Essay

The scene, after a print by Crispin de Pass, 1602 and reprinted in 1607, follows the story of Diana (Artemis) and Actaeon as recounted in Ovid's Metamorphoses (III, 138-252).

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