London, South Kensington
30 October 2012
PROPERTY OF THE WUNSCH FOUNDATION
A FACON DE VENISE MOULD-BLOWN BEAKER
EARLY 17TH CENTURY, LOW COUNTRIES
Of cylindrical form, moulded with six bands of pointed lozenges diminishing in size, the kick-in base with similar ornament, supported on a milled blue ring with dark-red thread inclusions
5 5/8 in. (14.2 cm.) high
With W. Bastiaan Blok, Noordwijk, from whom it was acquired April 1994.
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For a footed beaker with similar moulded and coloured glass ornament see Pieter C. Ritsema van Eck and Henrica M. Zijlstra-Zweens, Glass in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1993, p. 93, no. 126.
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