Drinking Barrel (Daumenglas)

Object Name: 
Drinking Barrel (Daumenglas)

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Object Name: 
Drinking Barrel (Daumenglas)
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Accession Number: 
Overall H: 23.5 cm, Diam: 16.5 cm
On Display
Primary Description: 
Transparent pale green glass with few minute bubbles and impurities; free-blown and diamond-point engraved, with applied decoration. Barrel-shaped body with high "kick" at base having rough pontil mark; six cups ("thumb holes") impressed into the body and projecting into the interior, three heavy threads applied below rim, three others and a base ring applied to lower body; engraved decoration: between the two groups of rings the coats-of-arms of the seven provinces of the United Republic of the Netherlands ("UTRECHT, ZEELANDT, HOLLANDT, GELDERLANDT, VRIESLANDT, OVERYSEL, GROEINGEN"), interspersed with flower sprays, four bands of wavy flower-and-leaf wreaths at rim and between the applied rings; on the right of "UTRECHT" the monogram: "VH".
Kunsthaus Lempertz, Cologne, Source
Fantasy of Glass = Genso no garasu (1997) p. 32; BIB# 40979
Le Verre dans Tous ses Reflets (1973-06) pp. 36-41, ill. p. 38 left;
Antiquites et objets d'art (1913-05) p. 70, no. 923 (no image); BIB# 7572