Wheel Engraved Saxon Goblet c1740
Heading : Wheel engraved goblet
Period : Frederick Augustus I / Francis I - c1750
Origin : The Glucksburgerhutte ,Electorate of Saxony, Holy Roman Empire
Colour : Clear
Bowl : Wheel engraved. See below
Stem : Inverted baluster.
Stem Features : Slice cutting.
Foot : Folded conical
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Soda
Size : 22.8cm height, 9.3cm diameter bowl, 10cm diameter foot
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks
Restoration : None
Weight: 3967 grams
Corning collection number: 2005.3.3
This superbly engraved goblet from Saxony in the East of modern day Germany that shares some cutting features with neighbouring Bohemian glass from the same period. There are numerous museum example sand all are attributed to the Glücksburger Hütte from 1710 to 1730. This glass house may present a lesson to all of us in terms of resource management. It was originally sited due to the availability of large quantities of timber for charcoal production but by 1751 it has to be closed due to shortages of timber. An Anglo- Prussian army finally laid it to rest when sacking the factory during the seven years war of 1754 and laying to rest the resource iussue.
The engraving depicts a sword fight, possibly a duel.
- Product Code: 2019090302
- Availability: Sold