Equestrian humpen

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Object Name: 
Equestrian humpen
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H: 26.7 cm; D (rim): 12.8 cm, (foot ring): 14.6 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Transparent pale greenish very bubbly glass with many impurities; wear marks at base; free-blown, enameled and gilded. Cylindrical body with pushed up base having very rough pontil mark, applied foot ring; enamel decoration: the frieze contains in multicolored enamel, three pairs of riders on horses proceeding to the right; the central pair, in black capes and black hats seem to be knights or burgers; they are preceded by two soldiers on horseback holding lances; behind them two more men on horseback also proceeding to the right, one apparently a herald and blowing a trumpet while the other is clad in full armor and is beating the drums; above is the date "1605"; the groups are separated from each other by green and white stalks of lily-of-the-valley, two curly ornaments are put in the free spaces of the central pair, an arrow-like motif is behind the pair with lances; below the rim there is a gilded band (partly rubbed off) studded with pairs of green and red beads; the band being accompanied by four rows of white beads, the beads of two of them much smaller than the others; below the main scene three bands in blue, yellow and red; white dashes on the foot ring; on the base in red paint: "LG 299a"; another number in black reads: "605".
Oppenheim, Margarate, Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
Title Unknown (Schlossmuseum des Marktes Murnau)
Schlossmuseum des Marktes Murnau 1921 through 1935
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, p. 331, #57; p. 121; BIB# 18098
Sammlung Frau Margarete oppenheim (1936-05-18) #703; BIB# 11163