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A Fine Engraved Composite Stem Marriage Goblet c1755

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An extremely rare and fine composite stem English Georgian marriage wine goblet with Dutch engraving.

The round funnel bowl features an oval cartouche with a pair of clasped hands, reaching out of clouds, in front of a blazing heart, all of this backed by rays of sunshine. The cartouche is surrounded by fulsomely engraved elaborate scrolls, foliage, and groups of flowers, all highlighted by superb polished details. The reverse of the glass is inscribed with 'T GOED SUCCES VAN 'T HOUWELYK.

The capacious bowl sits atop a stem with a beaded knop. This, in turn, is above a knop where a single series air twist, comprised of a thick multi-ply spiral band, begins and continues down through the rest of the stem. Conical foot with rough, snapped pontil.

The glass is 7 1/2" tall, with a bowl diameter of 3 5/16" and a foot diameter of 3 1/4". Superb condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs. Excellent color and tooling marks, including along the edge of the foot, indicating that it is untouched.

NOTE: The overall technique, specifically the fine polishing in the details, and the clouds/hands motif, are similar to known examples of Simon Jacob Sang and lead to a possible attribution. Simon Jacob Sang was either the brother or cousin of Jacob Sang, both having been born in Germany and then working in Amsterdam. His work is somewhat different than his relative, Jacob Sang, but of no less artistic value or importance.