Passglas or Stange

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Object Name: 
Passglas or Stange
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
H (present): 29.3 cm; D (rim): 8 cm, (foot): 11.9 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Comparatively heavy clear glass with many minute bubbles and a few impurities, and slight grey tinge; free-blown, enameled and gilded. Slender cylindrical body with pushed up base having rough pontil mark, attached to a high pedestal foot with thickened rim (foot is new and responsible for the heaviness of the glass); the stange is divided into four equal parts separated from each other by gilded bands (mostly rubbed off) each accompanied by two white lines; on the obverse in multi- colored enamel the coat of arms of Saxony accompanied by scroll- cartouches; on the top section: "I. G. D. 4. H. Z. S. I. C. B. E. u. W. C." (Johann Georg der 4. Herzong zu Sachsen, Julich, Cleve, Berg, Engern und Westfalen Churfurst); underneath: "1693"; the top gold band is also accompanied by a line of curlicues, a U-shaped line and a white band.
Schick, Viktor, Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, p. 356, #76; p. 203; BIB# 18098