Covered Humpen

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Object Name: 
Covered Humpen
Accession Number: 
(a&b) H: 25.1 cm; (a) H: 18.4 cm; D (rim): 9.2 cm, (foot ring): 8.9 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with minute and small bubbles; free-blown and enameled. (a) Cylindrical body with pushed up base having rough pontil mark, applied foot ring; (b) flanged domed cover with double knop finial; enamel decoration: on the obverse, in multicolored enamel, the coat of arms of Saxony and Poland, topped by the royal crown and flanked by standards etc., on the band above, the letters: "F. A. R. P. E. S." (Fredericus Augustus Rex Poloniae Elector Saxoniae); below rim and above foot ring a yellow and black ring around which winds a green tendril spirally and festoon-like heightened with white and black; groups of dashes on the foot ring; on the shoulder of the cover a similar tendril frieze, groups of white and yellow dashes on the flange, white dashes on the two blades on the finial.
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, pp. 360-361, #79; p. 205; BIB# 18098