Flute glass

Dutch
about 1660


Dimensions

Height: 37.3 cm (14 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

2005.533

Medium or Technique

Glass, with wheel-engraved decoration

On View

Art of the Netherlands in the 17th Century Gallery (Gallery 242)

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Glass

A flute with a slender funnel bowl on a hollow inverted baluster stem set between collars on a folded conical foot. The bowl has a wheel-engraved decoration of a band of fruiting vine below which, on one side, a putto spins a peg-top on his finger, the reverse showing another putto wearing a rabbit skin and relieving himself.

Provenance

2005, Mallett and Son, Ltd., London and New York; 2005, sold by Mallett to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 12, 2005)

Credit Line

Russell B. and Andrée Beauchamp Stearns Fund, Dorothy-Lee Jones Fund and by exchange from a Gift of Mrs. Albertine W. F. Valentine, residuary legatee under the will of Hervey Edward Wetzel