Allegory of love, hope and plenty

Engraver Johann Heinrich Balthasar Sang German

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 533

The seated woman pounding a goblet with a hammer refers to the inscription: Man soll die Endrung der, von unsres Freundschaft sagen, ertragen (You could say our friendship is finished if this fragile glass can bear the strokes of a hammer).

On the reverse, three amorini stand on platforms holding, respectively, a bow, a horn-of-plenty and an anchor as allegories of love, plenty and hope.

Allegory of love, hope and plenty, Johann Heinrich Balthasar Sang (German, active Brunswick), Glass, engraved and partly polished, German, Brunswick (Braunschweig)

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