Hunting beaker

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Object Name: 
Hunting beaker
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H: 15.5 cm; D (rim): 13.5 cm, (base): 10.2 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Comparatively heavy clear glass with many minute bubbles and slight grey tinge; wear marks at base; free-blown and enameled. Straight-sided tapering beaker with flat base having rough pontil mark; enamel decoration: on the body in multicolored enamel, predominantly blue, green, white and red-brown an elaborate hunting scene; a hunter, with a blue coat, sword and holding a gun in his left hand is blowing into a small trumpet; to the left a dog pursuing three stags; on the back there is a white net attached to two trees, one with the blue and the other with a yellow trunk; green ground ornament, in the empty spaces green grass tufts and spiral-like ornaments in green and the line; flanking the hunter is the inscription: "Anno 1714. Viel Jahr, viel gefahr." (Many years much danger.); below rim a yellow and red band with a black ornament frieze of ovals and diamonds, the band being accompanied by two U-shaped friezes in white.
Castle B., Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J., Source
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, p. 330, #56; p. 115; BIB# 18098