Engraved colourless glass

Vista Alegre Factory, Joaquim Manuel das Neves (engraver)


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The delicate engraving evokes the military episode that preceded the Siege of Porto (1832-33), the landing of the army commanded by Pedro IV on Mindelo beach.

On the small surface of the glass, the engraver Joaquim Manuel das Neves depicted all the symbols of the event: the name and portrait of the Soldier King, the frigate D. Amélia that transported him from the island of S. Miguel in the Azores and the date of the historical episode (9th July 1932).

This is a tribute, among several others, that Fábrica da Vista Alegre and its owners paid through its productions to the victory of the Liberal cause.