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Wheel-engraved glass flask by H G Mayr, Bavaria

Made in Nuremberg, Germany, 1735-1745.
(-1)Four-sided glass flask with rounded shoulders, pewter mounted neck and (-2)pewter screw-on lid. Most of the flask's surface is finely wheel-engraved with motifs and scenes in the late baroque/early rococo style. The shoulders display four scrolls with garlands of flowering foliage, each surmounted with a stylised shell positioned just below the neck. Two of the flask's sides (facing each other) are engraved with architectural views (baroque palace on one side and a gothic castle on the other), men conversing in ornate period costume and riders on pouncing horses. Two groups of conversing courtiers positioned on a ground supported by elaborate scrolls are subjects of the remaing two sides. The slightly concave base has a rough pontil mark (punty). Hallmarks to the inside of the pewter lid.
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