VISSCHER, Anna Roemers
(b. 1583, Amsterdam, d. 1651 Alkmaar)


Green glass, height 22 cm
Museum fr Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg

Berkemeyer is a goblet with a broad stem and a wide, spreading, funnel-shaped bowl. This example is decorated with a diamond-point engraving by Anna Roemers Visscher, one of the most gifted glass calligraphers of the age. The glass was engraved for Ludovicus de Romer 'as a token of friendship', as she wrote on the foot of the glass. On the bowl in large ornate letters she engraved a line of verse by the Greek poet Hesiod 'Half is more than the whole' with text in Greek and Latin.

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