Vintage Jim Beam's Choice The Merry Lute Player Decanter Liqueur Bottle 1980s
Jim Beam's Choice The Merry Lute Player Decanter Liqueur Bottle 1980s
Frans Hals the Elder was a Dutch Golden Age portrait painter who lived and worked in Haarlem. He is notable for his loose painterly brushwork, and he helped introduce this lively style of painting into Dutch art. Hals played an important role in the evolution of 17th-century group portraiture.
Hals was born in 1582 or 1583 in Antwerp as the son of cloth merchant Franchois Fransz Hals van Mechelen (c.1542–1610) and his second wife Adriaentje van Geertenryck. Like many, Hals' parents fled during the Fall of Antwerp (1584–1585) from the Spanish Netherlands to Haarlem, where he lived for the remainder of his life. Hals studied under Flemish émigré Karel van Mander, whose Mannerist influence, however, is barely noticeable in Hals' work.
The item measures approximately 8 1/2" high, 2 1/4" wide and weighs in at around 26oz
The decanter is fair to good condition. There are no chips, cracks or breaks. There is moderate wear to the gold trim on the decanter around the image of the duck. The "Beam's Choice" sticker is in good condition. Decanter still has the original seal mostly in tact. The back sticker is also in good condition and in tact. Please see the photographs for additional condition information.
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