Armorial Humpen

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Object Name: 
Armorial Humpen
Accession Number: 
H: 24 cm; D (rim): 11.3 cm, (foot ring): 11.7 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Web Description: 
The coats of arms belong to the ruling families of the German states of Hesse and Brandenburg. They commemorate the marriage of Wilhelm VI, Langrave of Hesse-Kassel (1629-1663) and Hedwig Sophia of Brandenburg (1623-1683).
Sauphar, Lucien, Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
Enameled below the Hesse coat of arms
W. 6. L. Z. H. G. Z. C. D. Z. U. N. - H. S. L. Z. H. G. A. C. S. D. M. Z. B
Enameled above the arms of Brandenburg
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with minute bubbles and impurities and dark greenish-grey tinge; wear marks; free-blown and enameled and gilded. Almost cylindrical body, tapering upper part and bottom, pushed up base with rough pontil mark; applied foot ring; enamel decoration: on the body, in multicolored enamel, a coat of arms of the house of Hesse and Brandenburg; above the arms of Brandenburg the following inscription: "W. 6. L. Z. H. G. Z. C. D. Z. U. N. - H. S. L. Z. H. G. A. C. S. D. M. Z. B." (Wilhelm Sechste Landgraf zu Hessen, Graf zu Catzenelnobogen, Diez, Ziegenhain und Nidda - Hedwig Sophie, Landgrafin zu Hessen, geboren aus Churfurstlichem Stamm der Markgrafen zu Brandenburg); below the Hesse coat of arms, "1649"; large quartered, gilded diamonds (partly rubbed off), studded with blue beads and accompanied by pairs of white spirals and blue beads, are put in pairs between the coats of arms; above the inscription a gilded band (partly rubbed off) with a large scale pattern with blue beads at the crossings; white dashes and dots on the foot ring.
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, pp. 340-341, #64; pp. 127, 216; BIB# 18098
Hotel Drouot Auction (1936-03-17) #41;