Roemer with Portraits of the Five Princes of Orange

Object Name: 
Roemer with Portraits of the Five Princes of Orange

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Object Name: 
Roemer with Portraits of the Five Princes of Orange
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Overall H: 24.5 cm; Diam (rim): 11.1 cm, (base): 9.8 cm
On Display
about 1672
Primary Description: 
Transparent greenish glass with minute bubbles and impurities; some slight weathering at foot; free-blown and diamond-point engraved, applied and tooled decoration. Spreading foot built up over a thread of glass arranged in spiral formation, applied to cylindrical lower stem having a heavy thread, high pushed up base, oval cup bowl; on the stem there are roughly four rows of flat slightly irregular raspberry prunts, each row having five prunts, rigaree band at border between upper neck and bowl; on the bowl five male shoulder portraits, all in three-quarter view, enclosed in a vertically oriented oval, and being the portraits of five Princes of Orange: William I, Mauritz, Frederick Hendrick, William II and William III; the portraits are accompanied on the left by the following inscriptions: "WEER"; "N H"; "W. II"; "W. III"; below the portraits a Dutch inscription: "Op. de gesonpheit Van Wilhelmius den ? III"; underneath the portrait of William II there are two small letters like an "S" the other one looking like "#".
Nijstad, J., Source
Recent Important Acquisitions, 2 (1960) illustrated, pp. 142-143, #24; BIB# AI97738