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A Bohemian enamelled Adam and Eve beaker
dated 1678
of greenish tint, the slightly flared cylindrical form with everted rim, double-walled foot and kick-in base, painted with Adam and Eve flanking the Tree of  Knowledge with entwined serpent, the reverse with stylised flowers, inscribed Wellicher dags Du von diessen Baum Istes sol du deß dottes Sterben ANNO 1678, a gilt band above and three concentric rings below
16.75cm., 6½in.
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Provenance

With Rosé, Munich, 20th September 1970
Fritz and Mary Biemann Collection, Zurich

Literature

G.Gros-Galliner, Glass. A Guide for Collectors, p.2
A.von Saldern and B.Klesse, 500 Jahre Glaskunst. Sammlung Biemann, p.329, no.291

Catalogue Note

For a beaker of the same form, painted with a Saint walking on a bed of nails, dated 1604, see that sold at Sotheby's Schloss Marienburg, Works of Art from the Royal House of Hanover, 7th October 2005, lot 948. See A.von Saldern, German Enameled Glas, p.142, pl.106 for the form.

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