Beaker with Royal English Arms

Object Name: 
Beaker with Royal English Arms

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Object Name: 
Beaker with Royal English Arms
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
66.2.10
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 12 cm; Bowl Diam: 10.6 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1851
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown, diamond-point (scratch) engraved. Tapered, straight sides; sides with scratch-engraved decoration of the Royal English arms, flanked by sprays of oak leaves, roses, thistles, and shamrocks; lion supporter at the left, with Union Jack and pikes behind, holding down a banner inscribed "DIEU ET" with its right paw; a unicorn at the left, with flag and pikes, holding down a banner inscribed "DROIT" with its left leg; dated "1851" at the right; inscribed (script) below: "When friendship love and trouble are found/among a band of Brothers/ The cup of Joy goes gaily round/Each shares the Bliss of others/ Sweet rose's crown the thorny way/Along this vale of Sorrows/The flowers that shed their sweets today/Shall bloom again tomorrow"; to the right, another depiction of the Royal English arms, with banner across the shield inscribed "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE"; swaggered banner below inscribed "DIEU ET MON DROIT"; inscribed (script) below the arms: "May those to whom this glass belongs/ 'Light trails meet if any/Their hours of gloom may they be few/Their sunny moments many"; coat of arms with fleur-de-lis, lion passant, and bound sheaves of leaves, with eagle crest; crowns at either side; floral garland around the sides and bottom of the shield; blank ribband below; inscribed (script) below: "Art thou not dear unto my heart/Ah search that hart (sic) and see/And from my bosom tear the part/That beats not true to thee/Yes thou art dear unto my heart/More dear than tongue can tell/And if I am guilty of a fault/Tis loving thee too well"; flat base with polished pontil mark; scratched star and circles on the pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
1966-12
Color: 
Inscription: 
1851
Date
DROIT
Inscription
Art thou not dear unto my heart / Ah search that hart (sic) and see / And from my bosom tear the part / That beats not true to thee / Yes thou art dear unto my heart / More dear than toungue can tell / And if I am guilty of a fault / Tis loving thee too well
Inscription
HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE
Inscription
DIEU ET MON DROIT
Inscription
May those to whom this glass belongs / Light trails meet if any / Their hours of gloom may they be few / Their sunny moments many
Inscription
DIEU ET
Inscription
When friendship love and truth are found / among a band of Brothers / The cup of Joy goes gaily round / Each shares the Bliss of others / Sweet rose's crown the thorny way / Along this vale of Sorrows / The flowers that shed their sweets today / Shall bloom again tomorrow
Inscription
English Glass (1967) pl. 196; BIB# 25346