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goblet

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    S.890

  • Description

    Goblet, glass, funnel bowl, diamond-engraved with a seated piper and dancing couples beneath fruiting vines belwo the rim, the stem with hollow baluster knop0 beetween two mereses, the conical foot with a band of flowering foliage.

  • Date

    • 1680-1700 (circa)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 18.2 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    The style of the diamond-point engraving resembles the work of Mooleyser, see Risema van Eyck II, no. 37.

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1868

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    S.890

Goblet; glass; tapering bowl, resting on baluster with collar and folded foot; diamond-engraved on bowl with seated piper and dancing couples, bordered with vine sprays; foot with four flowers.

Goblet; glass; tapering bowl, resting on baluster with collar and folded foot; diamond-engraved on bowl with seated piper and dancing couples, bordered with vine sprays; foot with four flowers.

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