Armorial Bottle

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Object Name: 
Armorial Bottle
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H: 23.4 cm; D (shoulder): 19.5 cm, (base): 19.5 cm
Not on Display
Primary Description: 
Very bubbly colorless glass with green tint, large and small blobs of unfused sand; weathering on inside, wear marks on outside; free-blown and enameled, with latticinio decoration. Slightly uneven rectangular body with concave, slightly pushed- up base and very rough pontil mark, uneven sloping and horizontal shoulder with short and wide partly sunken flaring neck with pewter mouth; vertical white lattinio bands on body with plain and alternating multiple ones; on one side a coat-of- arms, bearing an angel in white, red and yellow holding three flowers and a paper roll, brown-red shield, brown-red and white crest the center of which shows a blue morion surmounted by a brown-red lyra with three flowers in white and green; above the shield the initials: "I-A-B-C-S-H-K", below the date: "Anno 1649", both in yellow; the reverse of each of the narrow sides bear a multicolored loosely painted flower with three blossoms; on the sounder a gold band accompanied by two rows of blue dots.
Davis, Cecil, Source
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, pp. 127, 209, 346-347, #69; BIB# 18098
Sotheby's Sale Catalogue (1954-05-28) first item;