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The Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb

The Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb

A conical glass with faceted double walls. The surface is decorated with a scene of deer hunting. Below is a frieze of acanthus leaves, and above lines done in gold leaf. At the double bottom of the glass a medallion is inserted, depicting a dog attacing a rabbit on a red ground. Glasses with double sides and inserted engraved gold leaf, Zwischengoldgläser, were particularly popular during Rococo. The technique implies perfection in the making of the two glasses, one of which had to fit perfectly into the other. At the beginning, little faceted glasses were made, but afterwards goblets with lids, flacons, phials, a form of cup suitable for the making of double sides always being chosen. In the second quarter of the 18th century, the engraving of gold leaf brought this technique to a new flowering. Precise depiction of detail is aspired to in the actual drawing.
Horseman with a short duel gun and one dog attack on the one hand, the hiker with a spear and another dog on the other side, and in the center there are two deer, one of them knocked down on the ground by the two dogs while the other is frightenly rearing. The top and bottom of the drawing is borered with a frieze of acanthus leaves on the bottom side wavy on bottom side. The bottom is showing the dog attacking a rabbit on a red colored medallion.

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