Hunting Humpen

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Object Name: 
Hunting Humpen
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Overall H: 28 cm; Rim Diam: 13.2 cm; Foot Ring Diam: 13 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with minute bubbles and slight grey tinge; wear marks at base; free-blown, enameled and gilded. Almost cylindrical Humpen slightly tapering at upper part, straightening out again at lip, pushed up base with rough pontil mark, applied foot ring; enamel decoration: on the body in multicolored enamel, an elaborate hunting scene, with a large white net running spirally around the vessel from top to bottom; a multitude of hounds hunting stags, deer, hares, boar, fox and bear; leaf sprays, trees, tree trunks, grass tufts, etc. fill the empty spaces; a tall hunter blowing through a horn and holding a halberd, proceeds to the left in the lower section while another smaller one, also with a spear or halberd, moves toward the left in the upper section; the scene is framed at top and bottom by four plain blue, yellow and green lines, above the upper lines the inscription: "IAEGER SAUF DICH VOLL SO LAUFEN DIR DIE HUNDE WOLL 1585." (Hunter, drink, fill yourself up then your hounds will run well.); below rim a gilded band, a scale pattern with central green beads; above a row of white beads, on the base in red: "IG 301 a".
Beinecke, Edwin J., Source
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, pp. 326-327, #53; p. 115, 249, #4; BIB# 18098