Carli is thought to be one of a handful of decorators working in schwarzlot outside Nuremberg and only one other glass signed by him has been recorded – its whereabouts now unknown. This glass had come by descent from the collection of the New York dealer Ernst Blumka and had been on loan to the V & A since 1962.
A second signed Carli
The final ceramics auction in London last year was the glass sale held at Sotheby’s Olympia on December 18. The top priced lot at £50,000 was this damaged but rare North German covered goblet of c.1675, painted and signed by Johann Anton Carli of Andermach am Rhein with a scene of Christ and the woman of Samaria.