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Plate, amber-cooured glass, of shallow form with a wide rim, wheel-engraved and diamond-point engraved in the centre with a male child reclining on a dolphin in a mountainous lakeland scene within a circular cartouche decorated with four flower-heads between diamond-point motifs. The wide border is ornamented with figures of Mercury, Aesculapius (?), Mars and another deity holding ?rods between anthemion scrolls.
- Production date
- 18th century
Diameter: 23.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The old attribution to Nuremberg, early 17th century, is no longer current.
- Not on display
- Rim chips, numerous scratches (February 2013)
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Sold [from the Vecht collection], Sotheby's, 10 November 1938, lot 109, formerly in the Marcus collection, Worms
Exhibition in the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, International Tentoonstelling Van Oude Kunst, 1936, cat. 713
Said to be from the Fugger Service
BM sale cat.annotated in pencil 'BM' and '£47:5:0'
The history of this object has been investigated, and a verbal assurance receivedby A. Dawson from Mr Vecht, a descendant who is also an art dealer, that this and other glasses from the same source are not considered to have been the subject of a 'forced sale'.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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