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Two glass holders (attributed to Leendert Claesz) in Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
Two glass holders (attributed to Leendert Claesz) in Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

uploaded by: Janus Meerdhoff

Description: Two glass holders, 1609
Materials: silver gilt

The foot of a wine glass could be secured in the four clamps (shaped like sea creatyres) at the top of this holedr. Together, the glass and its holder make an impressive drinking vessel, which was probably brought out only on ceremonial occasions. The two glass holders belong to a set of five that was commissioned in 1606 by the treasurers of the Amsterdam City Council.

Provenance:Amsterdam, Netherlands

Source of information: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Author (source) of image: Personal archive

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Two glass holders (attributed to Leendert Claesz) in Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

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