Humpen

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Object Name: 
Humpen
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
55.3.4
Dimensions: 
H: 16.7 cm; D (rim): 9.7 cm, (base): 12 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1779
Primary Description: 
Clear fairly thick glass with minute and small bubbles; wear marks at base and rim; free-blown and enameled, with applied handle. Cylindrical body flaring at bottom to ring-like base with slight kick-up and very rough pontil mark; multicolored love scene in heavy almost opaque enamel: a man embracing a woman, surrounded by bushes, flowers and ornamental rococo motives and watched secretly by another man, on the left side a woman (?) playing a harp, on the back of the mug the initials: "J.G.S.", at the bottom the date: "1779"; handle joining body below rim and above base.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, pp. 111, 324-325, #52; BIB# 18098