Covered Humpen

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Object Name: 
Covered Humpen
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
(a&b) H: 31.7 cm; (a) H: 22.6 cm, D (rim): 11.6 cm; (b) H: 11.8 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Colorless (greenish) non-lead glass; blown, enameled, gilt. (a) Straight-sided, cylindrical form with flared, folded base rim; gilt (rubbed) band with intersecting arcs of white enamel dots, and blue, red and green dots at the intersection, with flanking rows of tiny white and blue dots; large depiction of a man in yellow armor astride a flesh-colored horse, holding a baton; lily-of-the-valley plants around the base; on the reverse, an elaborate coat of arms in polychrome enamel, with the initials "C.M.Z.B." in white enamel above; lengthy inscriptions at either side: "Frisch ins feldt, ess dregt geltd./Bruder tuh nicht weichen. hald bey mir/Ich bey dir. lass das gluck imer/Schleigen.ehr woln wir er langen./Auss unnd darvon. lass unnss/nicht lang stille sthan./ANNO DOMINI/ 1641." and "Der wilkumb binn ich genandt./unnd werdt der halben hier her/ gesandt. so auss gefuttert/mit gutten bir oder wein./das wer zum ersten kompt herein/den wirdt man mich ihn setzen/fur./da mitt ein Jder seh und stur/das ess der hauss herr gut mit ihn/ meindt. und held ihn vor ein wer../ den freundt. wirt sich nicht lang/darfur wehrn. solchs gereicht/ist und den hauss herrn/zu ehrn"; red and yellow bands at the base; white enamel radial dashes on the rim; conical kick on the bottom, with small rough pontil mark. (b) Double-domed form, with folded rim and cylindrical brim; enameled band of stylized red, yellow and blue fruit amidst green and white scrolls; enameled red and yellow bands and scalloped white bands above and below; two rows of white dots on the rim, originally flanking a gilt band (rubbed off); white dashes on the upper dome, finial and base of the upper ball finial; rough pontil mark inside.
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, p. 119, fig. 183; BIB# 18098
Glass Through the Ages (Revised) (1959) pl. 32c; BIB# 65361
Glass Through the Ages (1st Ed.) (1948) pl. 20c; BIB# 18668