Dutch Engraved Light Baluster Goblet

Dutch Engraved Light Baluster Goblet

C 1747

Item Ref: 352

A superb Dutch engraved "Newcastle" Light Baluster goblet featuring the arms of William IV, Prince of Orange-Nassau, the large funnel bowl is very finely engraved with his crowned arms framed by orange leaves and fruit along with the inscription "Lang Leeft Oranje En Nassau"( long life to the house of Orange and Nassau) and to the reverse the seven tied arrows of the Seven Provinces.

William IV (1711-1751) Prince of Orange-Nassau married Princess Anne the eldest daughter of George 11 of Great Britain in 1734 and in 1739 William inherited the estates formerly owned by the Nassau-Dillenburg branch of his family and in 1743 he inherited those formerly owned by the Nassau-Siegen branch of his family. On May 4th 1747 the States General of the Netherlands named William "General Stadtholder" of all seven of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, this is represented by the seven tied arrows which would suggest the date of 1747 for this goblet

. A superbly engraved large and elegant goblet in perfect original condition

Height 7 3/4 ins 19.7 cm