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Calligraphic engraving of glass was considered a useful pastime for the cultural elite in the 17th century. The poet Anna Roemers Visscher, for example, was very adept at this craft. These glass bottles were engraved with decorative script by Willem van Heemskerk, a cloth merchant from Leiden.
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Willem Jacobszoon van Heemskerk
Leiden 1613 - Leiden 1692
Van Heemskerk was a textile merchant in Leiden. A characteristic of his work is the use of short, pithy proverbs which are evidence of a Remonstrant mind. There..