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AN AMETHYST GLASS RIBBED CARAFE OR FLASK

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AN AMETHYST GLASS RIBBED CARAFE OR FLASK

LATE 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY DUTCH

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AN AMETHYST GLASS RIBBED CARAFE OR FLASK LATE 17TH CENTURY, PROBABLY DUTCH Of compressed globular form with a kick-in base, the slender plain neck applied with a scroll handle, the upper terminal with a ring, the body decorated in 'nip't diamond waies' with lozenge ornament 6¾ in. (17.2 cm.) high
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Lot Essay

See Pieter C. Ritsema van Eck and Henrica M. Zijlstra-Zweens, Glass in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1993, Vol. I, p. 190, no. 302 for a similar example with plain vertical ribs, the term 'nip't diamond waies' is used by Ravenscroft in 1677 to describe this distinctive style of pincered ornament.

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