Reichsadlerhumpen

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Reichsadlerhumpen
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
61.3.128
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 24.13 cm, W: 11.75 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1676
Credit Line: 
Purchased with grant funds of the Beinecke Foundation
Primary Description: 
Transparent light olive-green non-lead glass; blown, gilt, enameled. Cylindrical, straight-sided form, with flared foot rim; gilt band below the rim, with enameled white inscription; on the sides, below, a large, crowned, double-headed eagle, bearing on its breast a crowned oval panel with male portrait, inscribed on the edge of the panel "LEOPOLDVS . D.G.R.I.S.A.G.E. HV.B.R.EX . Anno 1676"; on the wings of the eagle, oval panels at the top bearing male portraits (the Electors), with arms and identifying inscriptions; below, in four bands, shields with coats of arms; bands below, indicating ranks; lengthy inscription in white on the reverse, again with the date "1676" and a geometric gilt and white-enamel ornament; conical bottom with rough pontil mark.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Beinecke Foundation, Source
1961
Category: 
Color: 
Material: 
Inscription: 
1676
Date
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, pp. 282-283, #29; BIB# 18098
Recent Important Acquisitions, 4 (1962) illustrated, p. 145, #31; BIB# AI97740