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Prosopopeia by Jacob Sang

Friendship goblet with two shaking hands and a poem by Dirk Smits on how to toast to friendship. Engraving attributed to Jacob Sang (1720 - 1786).

If you value tender, noble friendship,                        Then fill me to the brim,                                          Drink me empty and refill me,                                And thus hand me to your friend


MIND GY DE EDELE VRIENDSHAP TEEDER,              VULD MY DAN TOT AAN DEN RAND                    DRINKT MY LEEG EN VULT MY WEDER              STELD MY ZO UW VRIEND TER HAND


For the full description see the catalogue, page 50 - 51:

AMICITIAE A toast to friendship catalogue.pdf


Friendship, love and birth

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