Reichsadler humpen

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Object Name: 
Reichsadler humpen
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Accession Number: 
H: 24.4 cm; D (rim): 11.1 cm, (foot ring): 12.1 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with many minute bubbles and impurities and a slight green tinge; free-blown, enameled and gilded. Almost cylindrical at top, slightly tapering body with high pushed up base having rough pontil mark and foot ring made of same gather; enamel decoration: double headed Empire eagle in brownish-red and white with yellow ring halos and blue orb of state crowned by the Imperial crown and cross,on the wings the multicolored coats-of-arms of the parts of the Holy Roman Empire; grass along the lower portion of the vessel, diamond stars and rosette-like ornaments in gold, white, blue and red are flanking the heads, similar ornaments are on the reverse; on the lower portion of the back a group of three balloon-like flowers in red, white, yellow and blue; on the upper portion of the back the following inscription: "Gott behuete Undt Erhalte dass Gantze Heyliche Romische Reych, mit seinen Gliedern Allen zu geleich ANNA CATHARINA ANCKELLMANNIN 1659"; blue and red dashes on the foot ring; a white and a blue line around the bottom of the vessel, below rim a gold band with rows of white beads accompanied at the diamonds by red and blue dots above and below rows of beads and a row of U's all in white.
Culemann, Carl, Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
East Side Winter Antiques Show
Park Avenue Armory
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, pp. 276-277, #24; pp. 53, 53, 192; BIB# 18098
Title Unknown (Country Life) (1939-02)
Lempertz Auction (1886-10-25) #142; BIB# 11175