Ceremonial Pregnancy wine glass, Little Hans in the Cellar


Ceremonial Pregnancy wine glass, Little Hans in the Cellar


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The Netherlands
Engraving: Dutch
Mid 18th century

A large baluster wine glass, with a large funnel bowl with the decoration of a formal cartouche with a seated little guy on a wine barrel drinking and toasting, set on a thick stem with three knops of which the middle one tears down, on a conical folded foot. With on the foot an engraving of an inversed 4 and IXXXX on the foot rim.

Inscribed: Vivat Hensel in de Kelder: Long Live Little Hans in the Cellar

This popular subject on Dutch wine glasses brings news of a pregnancy, the toast to the lady of the house announcing that there is a ‘Little Hans in the Cellar’.

In excellent condition with the normal wear underneath the foot rim.

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