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DUTCH JENEVER GLASS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 28, 2012

Dutch Jenever Glass of Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen

Dutch Jenever Glass

Dutch Jenever Glass

Origin: the Netherlands around 1750.

Dimensions: H 17,0 cm.; ø cuppa 7,1 cm.; ø foot 7,4 cm.; weight 130,1 gram.

  Description: This elegant jenever glass is quite rare regarding shape, construction and decoration. Jenever, in the old days written as genever, is the typical strong alcoholic Dutch drink not being the same as gin. The trumpet like cup and stem are made from one take of glass. The MSAT (Multiple Spiral Air Twist) in the stem starts at the bottom of the cup and continues almost to the foot of the glass being the second part of the construction of this glass.  The unique feature to this glass is the incorporation of two graduated bulbous knops.  The foot is slightly conical and the pontil is quite present in sight and feeling. The stem is made out of solid glass.

Material: soda glass.

Parallels: Up to now very few parallels to this glass have been found which strengthens the statement of Frides Laméris when we bought this glass saying that he had rarely seen glasses with this architecture. The closest parallel regarding the shape of the stem is in Bickerton, English Drinking glasses 1675 – 1825 pg. 15 top row second glass from the left. However, the shape of the cuppa of that glass is different from our glass. An engraved parallel was auctioned at Bonhams 17-12-2008, The James Hall Collection, Sale number 16672 lot nr. 120. A rather good parallel was found with O.N. Wilkinson, Manufacture, Style, Uses, pict. 82, having a folded foot and two so called swelling knops iso. the more bulbous knops and the not folded foot of our glass.

Provenance: With Frides Laméris, Amsterdam, In owners collection since 2001

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