Beaker

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Object Name: 
Beaker
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
57.3.155
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1663-1899
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Relatively heavy clear glass with very few bubbles and a slight bluish-gray tinge; free-blown, enameled, and gilded. Straight- sided beaker, slightly tapering downwards to pushed up base with rough pontil mark, applied foot ring; enamel decoration: on the obverse, in multicolored enamel, St. George and the dragon, with St. George in armor but without helmet, on a white horse, turned to the right, and pushing his spear into the mouth of the prostrated black dragon with red wings which spits fire; at the bottom a grass strip and large grass tufts; a very large loosely drawn flower stalk with three large blossoms; the inscription flanking the saint: "ST. GEORGIUS . PATRONUS, 1663"; along the rim a gilded band (rubbed off) studded with red and blue beads, and accompanied at the bottom by a row of white beads; below grass strip a blue line and a yellow wavy line, white dashes on the foot ring; five paper labels on the base: one with a blue and white fret border has a number which is almost unrecognizable but may be 515; the second label on top is typewritten, No. 22; round label with a pencil number 515, and ink number 378; the fourth label with a printed number 9470; blue rimmed label with pencil number P A 47 and an illegible word.
Provenance: 
Count Wilchek, Former Collection
Pollak, Albert, Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, p. 307, #44; p. 94; BIB# 18098