Goblet and cover in the form of a scent-bottle with screw top, glass, the moulded octagonal tapering bowl on a facetted baluster stem between mereses, flat octagonal foot with a band of ovals within an engraved border of scrolling foliage and hollow, domed cover. The elaborate wheel-engraved decoration on the bowl consists of musicians and on the reverse a female figure emblematic of Wind with sailing ships in background, both in shaped reserves amongst strapwork cartouches with portrait medallions. The cover is engraved with vases of flowers and fruit and its base is ornamented with a stylised flower head.
- 1725-1750 (circa)
- Made in: Bohemia
- (Europe,Czech Republic,Bohemia)
- Height: 24.3 centimetres
There is a similar glass in the Krug collection, see cat. (1965), no. 209, where other examples are given.
This glass wsa formerly attributed to Silesia.
Prehistory and Europe
Goblet and cover; glass; octagonal tapering bowl on cut glass baluster stem and collar; flat octagonal foot with pattern of cut glass ovals; hollow, domed, octagonal cover; complex floral pattern; two medallions, one a group of musicians, other the personification of Wind with ships in background.
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Object reference number: MCN14577
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