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A FAÇON-DE-VENISE GLASS CALLIGRAPHIC GOBLET BY WILLEM VAN HE...

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Estimate: £20,000 - £30,000
ca. US$32,298 - US$48,447
Price realised:  £63,650
ca. US$102,790
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A FAÇON-DE-VENISE GLASS CALLIGRAPHIC GOBLET BY WILLEM VAN HEEMSKERK
1686, THE NETHERLANDS, SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED TO THE FOOT
A FAÇON-DE-VENISE GLASS CALLIGRAPHIC GOBLET BY WILLEM VAN HEEMSKERK 1686, THE NETHERLANDS, SIGNED, INSCRIBED AND DATED TO THE FOOT The funnel bowl engraved in fine calligraphic script Tel don, tell Donneur (Like gift, like giver), supported by a hollow inverted baluster stem set between two mereses, on a folded conical foot inscribed Dees Stoffe, nocht de Kunst, toch niet naukeurig zift, Den Baes is als het Werk, Den Gever als de Gift. (This material, like art, does not exactly separate one thing from another, the workman is like his work, the giver is like the gift), signed Willem van Heemskerk. Ae s . 73. 1686 8in. (20.4 cm.) high

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: The European Connoisseur - 500 Years Decorative Arts Europe
Date of the auction: 6 Dec 2012
Address: Christie's
6 December 2012, London, King Street