Armorial Humpen

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Object Name: 
Armorial Humpen
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
57.3.105
Dimensions: 
H: 27.2 cm; D (rim): 12.2 cm, (foot ring): 12.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1576-1603
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Web Description: 
The coats of arms belong to the noble families of Oldenburg and Schwarzburg. They commemorate the marriage of Johann VII, Count of Oldenburg (d.1603) to Elisabeth of Schwarzburg (1541-1612) in 1576. The Oldenburg family were ancestors of the current British, Danish and Norwegian royal families.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
Category: 
Primary Description: 
Clear bubbly glass with many minute impurities and grey tinge; wear marks at base; free-blown, enameled and gilded. Almost cylindrical body with pushed up base having rough pontil mark, applied foot ring; enamel decoration: on the vessel in multicolored enamel the large coats of arms of the houses of Oldenburg and Schwarzburg, separated from each other by two lily-of-the-valley stalks; above is the inscription: "V. G. G. I. G. Z. O. V. D. H. Z. I. + V. G. G. E. G. Z. S. G. Z. O. V. D. F. Z. I" (Von Gottes Gnaden Johann Graf zu Oldenburg und Delmenhorst, Herr zu Jever. Von Gottes Gnaden Elisabeth Grafin zu Schwarzburg, Grafin zu Oldenburg und Delmenhorst, Frau (?) zu Jever); the inscription is separated by an S-like sign and crosses; below rim a gilded band, partly with a scale pattern studded with a zigzag frieze of triple rows of white and red beads, the scales having central green beads; white dashes on the foot ring.
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, pp. 338-339, #63; p. 127; BIB# 18098