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Lot 16. A Netherlands façon de Venise winged wine glass, early 17th century. Estimate £2,500 - 3,000 (€2,800 - 3,400). Photo: Bonhams.

With diamond-point engraved decoration, the shallow cup-shaped bowl engraved with formal flowers and foliate scrollwork including two highly-stylised birds, the hollow knopped and baluster stem applied with bright blue winged handles edged with pincered ornament in clear glass, the folded foot with further engraving in diamond-point, 12.2cm high, the bowl 12.7cm diam.

Provenance: From the estate of a Swiss collector.

Note: A similar glass was sold by Bonhams 12 December 2012, lot 3. A very similar example in the Bayerischen Nationalmuseum, Munich is illustrated by Rainer Rückert (1982), pl.13, fig.53. Other glasses of similar form are in the collection at Veste Coburg see Anna-Elisabeth Theuerkauff-Liederwald (1994), pp.310-311. Another of identical form without engraving in the British Museum is illustrated by Hugh Tait, The Golden Age of Venetian Glass (1979), fig.90.

Bonhams. BRITISH AND EUROPEAN CERAMICS AND GLASS, 10:30 GMT - LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE