A superb example of a Dutch engraved armorial wine goblet possibly by Jacob Sang, but, more likely, to be one of the Sang circle of copper wheel engravers working in Amsterdam in the mid-eighteenth century. The glass depicts the royal coat of arms of Princess Anne of Hanover, (1709-59), daughter of King George II of Great Britain. The superb engraving is on a fine light baluster stem goblet with a round funnel bowl supported on an angular shoulder knop above a beaded inverted baluster knop leading to a basal knop standing on a large plain conical foot. The glass is beautifully made out of the best lead metal by a skilled craftsman with a good eye for proportion and balance. The quality, style and craftsmaniship of the engraving is in keeping with that of Jacob Sang but not all the details are consistant with his work. The conclusion can be drawn that either the glass was worked on by more than one engraver or that it was from Sangâ€™s workshop. See similar work by Jacob Sang in the Rjiksmuseum illustrated in volume II plates 218 and 209.
Height: 7½ inches
Bowl diameter: 3¼ inches
Foot diameter: 3⅜ inches
The glass is in first class condition with light wear to the bowl and foot rims.