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Lot 382

DUTCH FREE-BLOWN PAINTED BLACK GLASS HORSE HOOF ONION / UTILITY BOTTLE

Estimate: $300 - $500
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Price Bid Increment
$0 $10
$200 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000

DUTCH FREE-BLOWN PAINTED BLACK GLASS HORSE HOOF ONION / UTILITY BOTTLE, dark olive/black glass with gilt- and polychrome-painted surface, full size, of so-called "horse hoof" form with very long neck and applied banded collar below the plainly finished mouth, deeply kicked-up base, reminiscent of Belgian cheat bottles, with blowpipe pontil scar. Decorated at front with a portrait of a brown-haired bearded gentleman suited in metal armor, gilt-framed and identified as "Louis van Boisot / ADMIRAL VAN ZELAND", and at reverse with flowing vine embellishments surrounding a coat of arms. 1750-1770. 10" H, 5 1/4" D widest.
Literature: Parallels Van den Bossche - Antique Glass Bottles, p. 141, pl. 95, fig. 2.
Catalogue Note: Louis van Boisot was an important Dutch naval/military figure in the Eighty Years' War, and died in 1576. The crest at reverse appears to be the heraldry of the Duchy of Brabant, his home, featuring a lion.

Condition

Bottle undamaged, painted surface in exceptional condition with only very minor losses (mainly at reverse) and age-related craquelure, and discolored grime masking the gilt paint.

Collection of the late Al and Billy Steidel, Alexandria, VA.