Marriage beaker

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Object Name: 
Marriage beaker
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Accession Number: 
H: 8.9 cm; D (rim): 5.7 cm, (foot ring): 6 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with few minute bubbles and grey tinge; free-blown, enameled and gilded. Almost cylindrical body very slightly tapering downwards, pushed up base with rough pontil mark, foot ring made of same gather; on the body two coats of arms, one of Brandenburg, the other of Wurttemberg, both in multicolored enamel with crowns above the shields replaced by gilding (partly rubbed off); above the Brandenburg coat of arms are the initials: "A. M. Z. B." (for Albrecht Markgraf zu Brandenburg); flanking the shield: "1644"; to the left of the Wurttemburg coat of arms: "H. L. M. Z. B." (Heinricke (?) Louise, Markgraefin zu Brandenburg); on the upper right of the arms: "G. H. Z. W. V. D." (Grossherzogin zu Wurttemberg und Teck); (the D should be a T); quartered, gilded diamond accompanied by white dots are put in the empty spaces; two rows of white beads, below rim, white dashes on the foot ring; on the base an old catalogue number in white: "112".
Schick, Viktor, Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, p. 336, #61; pp. 127, 224; BIB# 18098