Bottle

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Object Name: 
Bottle
Accession Number: 
55.3.54
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 25.4 cm, Diam: 16.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1697
Web Description: 
The schoolmaster Bastiaan Boers (1650–1713) did not pursue glass engraving as a profession. Like many of his fellow artists, he remained an amateur. Nine works signed by him are known today.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Dantzig, M. M. van, Source
1955
Material: 
Inscription: 
B. Boers Warmont 20 April 1697
inscription
base around pontil mark
Primary Description: 
Clear very bubbly glass with slight greenish tinge; free-blown and engraved. (a) Spherical body with slight kick and rough pontil mark at base, slender almost cylindrical neck with thickened lip having sloping edge, applied ring collar below rim; (b) conical stopper with solid spherical finial; on the body: "De vriendschap is's levens zout" surrounded by flourishing ornaments in calligraphic style; at bottom of neck in small letters: "Helena Willem Zuyht (?)", at base around pontil mark: "B. Boers Warmont 20 April 1697".
The Decanter: Ancient to Modern (2018) illustrated, p. 122 (fig. 2);
Beyond Venice: Glass in Venetian Style, 1500-1750 (2004) illustrated, p. 249, fig. 20; BIB# 79761
Treasures from The Corning Museum of Glass (1992) illustrated, p. 58, #48; BIB# 35679
Glasskolan 2: Mer elegans an vardagsnytta (1990-02) p. 50; BIB# AI55258
Masterpieces of Glass: A World History From The Corning Museum of Glass (1990) illustrated, pp. 130-131, pl. 57; BIB# 33819
A Guide to Dutch Art in America (1986) p. 103, ill.; BIB# 23712
Bastiaan Boers in Mathieu Petit, schrijfmeesters, schoonschrijvers en glasgaveu (1982) pp. 51-62, ill. p. 56;
Le Nouveau Musee du verre a Corning (1980) pp. 52-59, ill. p. 56, #9;