Humpen

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Object Name: 
Humpen
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
57.3.129
Dimensions: 
H: 22.6 cm; D (rim): 9.8 cm, (foot ring): 10.8 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1619
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Clear very bubbly glass with many impurities and green tinge; wear marks at base; free-blown, enameled and gilded. Almost cylindrical body slightly tapering at top and bottom, pushed up base with rough pontil mark, applied foot ring; enamel decoration: the frieze on the body includes on the obverse a gentleman on horseback proceeding to the left, clad in a grey coat and hat, on the left a woman in dark brown, blue and white, greeting the gentleman with a bunch of flowers which she holds in her left hand; both are standing on a green grass strip, between them three small lilies-of-the-valley; above them: "Anno 1619"; below the six, a small motif in white consisting of spiral dots and dashes; on the reverse a very large flower stalk including two stalks of lily-of-the-valley flanking two geometricized brown leaves as well as a green stem holding a blue blossom, below the lily-of-the-valley stems and leaves in yellow, blue, white, red and brown, the stalk is flanked by two yellow columns with a spiral pattern in brown and blue, blue horizontals at top and at bottom; the whole scene is flanked at top by a gilded band accompanied by white and blue plain lines and a white reversed arcade band, and at bottom by two lines in red, yellow and blue; white dashes on the foot ring.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Geheimrat, W., Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, p. 334, #59; p. 121; BIB# 18098
Kunstsammlung Geheimrat W./Dresden (1937-02-24) #241; BIB# 7058