Vol 114/60. Attributed by Prof Reinier Baarsen in 2017-18 as the hand of Johannes Lutma the elder.
SM volume 114/60 was lent to the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam for an exhibition entitled ‘Kwab’, 29/06/18-16/09/18. The following text is taken from the exhibition caption:
Design for a Bekerschroef (Glass-Holder)
Attributed to Johannes Lutma (1584-1669)
Graphite, black and white chalk, on yellow prepared paper
This drawing documents an early phase of the design of the base of Lutma’s famous salts. Here it supports a bekerschroef, a holder for a wine glass. This explains why the stem is formed as Bacchus, the god of wine. The drawing demonstrates that Lutma was not just an executant silversmith, but also designed his own models.
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