Armorial Beaker

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Object Name: 
Armorial Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
57.3.140
Dimensions: 
H: 14.1 cm; D (rim): 11.9 cm, (base): 8.3 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1800-1899
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Clear bubbly glass with few large bubbles and artificially applied slight clouding; free-blown, enameled and gilded. Almost straight-sided beaker tapering downwards to slightly concave base with rough pontil mark; on the body, three multicolored coats of arms of the following families, "Heinrich v. der Asseburg. Titke von Mollendorff. John v. Arnim", and the date "1594"; (between the arms white star, along the bottom a grass strip with grass tufts, along rim a gilded band (partly rubbed off) with a beaded line; at pontil mark a scratched number: "FH 379/4 J. B. (?)".
Provenance: 
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, p. 433, #156 A; p. 237; #158, 161; BIB# 18098