18th century glass

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'T WELZYN VAN WYK 5'

Large ceremonial goblet with the words 'T WELZYN VAN WYK 5' (To the good fortune of district nr. 5). Most likely this refers to district 5 in Amsterdam; this is the area right between the Kloveniersburgwal and the Damrak near the Nieuwmarkt and De Oude Kerk (The Old Church). In the 18th century Amsterdam was devided in 60 districts. Every district had it's own 'Schutterij", a group of well off men that functioned like a local police force, but also acted as the fire brigade. This glass was used to toast to this district by those men.

Two piece stem with airtwist in the above part.

Leadglass, engraved in The Netherlands.

Mid 18th century.

Height: 20,3 cm 



18th century glass

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