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Serving Bottle

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1987M106
Collection:Applied Art - Glass
Date:1676 - 1676

Maker Information

Engraver:Willen van Heemskir - View biography for Willen van Heemskir


This 17th century Dutch serving bottle has been free blown. The decoration has been 'diamond point engraved', this method was popular amongst Dutch glass decorators during the 1600s. It was especially used to decorate with calligraphy, such as this example.

Purchased, 1987.

Further Information

Production Period:17th Century
Medium:Green tinted lead glass, with diamond point engraving.
Material(s):Lead glass
Place of Origin:Leyden, Holland


Height:24 cm