Bottle

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Object Name: 
Bottle
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
54.3.123
Dimensions: 
H: 16.2 cm; D (shoulder): 14 cm, (base): 14 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1683
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with minute bubbles and dark tint; glass slightly dull through heavy wear marks, spots through weathering; free- blown and enameled. Rectangular body, concave base with rough pontil mark, sloping shoulder, short neck with pewter mouth; one panel shows the coat-of-arms of an ecclesiastic: two erected white hares on a blue shield with yellow rim, flanking a golden five-pointed star, black and white crest, the center of which bears a turquoise-blue and golden morion surmounted by another erected hare, above a black flat bishops hat with cords surmounted a white ribbon with the initials: "L - F - L"; below the shield the date: "1683"; the reverse side bears a medallion with John the Baptist in a blue dress and with his attributes sitting near a brook, above the inscription: "S. IOANNES BAPTISTA"; each of the two remaining panels shows a multicolored freely painted bunch of flowers, each with three large blossoms in yellow, red, white and blue; on the shoulder a gilded band framed by a frieze of volute-shaped motifs.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Davis, Cecil, Source
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, pp. 127, 209, 308-309, #45; BIB# 18098
Sotheby's Sale Catalogue (1954-05-28) lot #62, second item;