Armorial Beaker

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Object Name: 
Armorial Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
57.3.115 A
H: 7.5 cm; D (rim): 5.5 cm, (base): 4.5 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with few bubbles; free-blown, enameled and gilded. Straight-sided slightly tapering beaker, slightly concave base with very rough pontil mark. The double shield in multicolored enamel, the coat of arms of the King of France, surmounted by a royal crown and flanked by the date "1604"; on top: "REX FRANCIAE"; on the reverse and above and below the date, star-like ornaments with yellow and red dots in the center and radiating spirals, fleurs-de-lis and dashes, around rim a gilded band accompanied by a row of white dots.
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, p. 438, #160 A; p. 237; BIB# 18098