Passglas

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Object Name: 
Passglas
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
69.3.27
Dimensions: 
H: 25.5 cm, D (top): 8.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1719
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; blown, enameled. Cylindrical, straight-sided shape; the sides separated into four equal sections by yellow enameled lines; enameled figures in each section, at the front, with white enameled inscriptions on the reverse; at the top, a half-length figure of a woman wearing a brilliant blue dress, holding a globular yellow fruit (apple ?) to her face; tufts of grass at either side; inscribed on the reverse "Zuchtig wie ein Jungfreulein,"; in the second section, a red stag with yellow antlers; tufts of grass in two patches; and inscribed "Begierig wie ein Hirschlein,"; in the third section, a flesh-colored rabbit and three tufts of grass, inscribed "Lustig wie ein Haslein,"; and in the bottom section, a white wild pig and three tufts of grass, inscribed "Besoffen wie ein altes Schwein/Anno 1719."; flared, folded foot, with white dashes along the top at the rim; conical kick underneath the base, with rough pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
Davis, Cecil, Source
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
1719
Date
500 Years of Wine in the Arts
Venue(s)
Arnot Art Museum 1978-07 through 1978-08
Beer: A Connoisseur's Guide to the World's Best (1996) illustrated, p. 58; BIB# 27027
Glass Animals: 3,500 Years of Artistry and Design (1988) illustrated, p. 62; BIB# 32200
Glass Animals: 3500 Years of Artistry (1988) illustrated, leaf 35 (right); BIB# 3398