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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 

References :

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.

 

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  • Product Code: 2019090302
  • Availability: Sold
  • £675.00

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