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Bell

Bell

  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (south, made)

  • Date:

    1550-1600 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    unknown (production)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass, with applied moulded decoration and gilt, opaque turquoise details, and silver gilt mount

  • Credit Line:

    Buckley Collection

  • Museum number:

    C.218-1936

  • Gallery location:

    Glass, room 131, case 10, shelf 1

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This bell-shaped goblet was designed to be used for special toasts. After emptying its contents, the drinker would turn the glass upside-down to ring the bell. The original bell-clapper is missing, but there is an additional bell incorporated in the mount. The coat of arms on the mount is that of the Van der Eyken family, who lived near Antwerp in the 16th century. The shells from the coat of arms are repeated in the gilding on the glass.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (south, made)

Date

1550-1600 (made)

Artist/maker

unknown (production)

Materials and Techniques

Glass, with applied moulded decoration and gilt, opaque turquoise details, and silver gilt mount

Dimensions

Height: 19.0 cm, Width: 9.5 cm maximum

Descriptive line

Bell, blown glass, Southern Netherlands, 1550-1600

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

cf. very similar piece in Rijksmuseum, cat. 99 seems exactly the same apart from gilding and mount.

Labels and date

The coat of arms on the mount is that of the Van der Eyken family, seated near Antwerp in the 16th century. The shells from the coat of arms are repeated in the gilding on the glass.

Production Note

cf. masks with c. 209-1936 mount shows coat of arms with three shells, also shells in gilt decoration. cf. R. Chambon 1955, Pl. VII, 26 (= very similar bell) and Pl. X, 38 (+Berkemeyer with similar masks, with diamond-engraving dated 1592) Similar bell sold Christie's London, 9-7-1997, lot 460 (of same size = 19 cm.)

Categories

Glass; Drinking

Collection code

CER

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