24 November 1998
A fine Dutch silver beaker
Maker's mark of Willem Everts, Groningen, 1671/1672
Trumpet-shaped, on cast domed base decorated with cherubs, fruit, bandwork and floral scrolls, trellis, floral and applied thorn band above, the body engraved with birds, bandwork and hanging fruit, alternating three oval scrolled, floral medallions, each engraved with a symbollic figure, 'Hope', 'Faith' and 'Charity'
17 cm. (7.1/8in.) high
On the base
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For similar beakers see:
J.P. van Rijen, Catalogue, Groninger Keur, Zilver uit Stad en Ommelanden, Nederlands Goud-, Zilver- en Klokkenmuseum, Schoonhoven/Groninger Museum, Groningen, 1997, nos. 2, 12 and 16, pp. 46, 56 and 60.
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