Armorial Beaker

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Object Name: 
Armorial Beaker
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H: 20 cm, D (rim): 10.5 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with minute bubbles and green tinge; free-blown and enameled, and enclosed in a wire mesh frame. Oval upper part curving down to bottom which flares to base with slightly concave center, having slight pontil mark; on the obverse in multicolored enamel, the coats of arms of Freiherr von Ellrod; on the reverse a multicolored cartouche with a central urn, in the empty spaces red and white rosettes and blossoms, below rim a band with blue and white circlets accompanied by white and red lines and two rows of yellow dots, an identical band around the base of the vessel.
Lord Curzon, Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
Wine: Celebration and Ceremony
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum 1985-06-04 through 1985-10-13
An Illustrated Dictionary of Glass (1977) p. 213, ill.; BIB# 20156
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, p. 442, #164 B; p. 235; BIB# 18098