Armorial Mug

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Object Name: 
Armorial Mug
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
57.3.113
Dimensions: 
H (at rim): 18.7 cm; D (rim): 9.4 cm, (foot): 10 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1800-1899
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.
Provenance: 
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