A Southern Netherlands moulded table-bell
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A Southern Netherlands moulded table-bell

LATE 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY LIÈGE

Details
A Southern Netherlands moulded table-bell
Late 17th Century, probably Liège
The funnel bowl with mould-blown opposed grotesque gorgon masks supported on a stem with incised-twist knop over cylinder section flanked by collars, on a lower inverted bell-shaped bowl with honeycomb ornament, the interior applied with a loop suspending a clapper
27.2 cm. (10¾ in.) high
Provenance
Anonymous sale; Sotheby's, London, 5 June 1990, lot 80.
With Mallet & Sons, London, 1998, acquired by
Dr Anton C.R. Dreesmann (inventory no. H-65).
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Lot Essay

For this type of double-bowl goblet see R. Chambon, L'histoire de la verrerie en Belgique, Brussel 1955, plate XXIX, no. 87.
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