Armorial Mug

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Object Name: 
Armorial Mug
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H (at rim): 18.7 cm; D (rim): 9.4 cm, (foot): 10 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Pale green extremely bubbly glass with many impurities; free- blown and enameled and badly fired. Pear-shaped body with wide very short cylindrical neck and thickened outfolded rim, applied heavy ring foot pushed into body to form pushed up base with rough pontil mark; three ribbed handle applied to rim and central body; on the obverse, in multicolored dull enamel, the coat of arms of the Elector of Saxony, above the inscription: "I. G. D. 4 H. Z. S. I. C. B. E. u. W. C." (Johann Georg der vierte Herzog zu Sachsen Julich, Cleve, Berg, Engern und Westfalen, Churfurst); "16??"; to the left and right of the arms a pattern of little rosettes, flowers and stars in white, red and yellow, white dashes on the handle.
Hearst, William Randolph, Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, p. 425, #148; p. 230; #145-147; BIB# 18098