Hunting humpen

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Object Name: 
Hunting humpen
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H: 30.1 cm; D (rim): 12.4 cm, (foot ring): 13.3 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Transparent greenish glass with very many minute bubbles and impurities; wear marks at base; free-blown, enameled and gilded. Almost cylindrical body very slightly decreasing in diameter towards top, pushed up base with rough pontil mark, applied foot ring; enamel decoration: an elaborate hunting scene in multi- colored enamel, predominantly red, brown, green, and white; a white net attached to two trees runs spirally around vessel; a few hunters in green costumes, one holding a gun and another driving a spear into a boar, are accompanied by a multitude of dogs mostly proceeding to the left and pursuing bear, stags, boar, hares, foxes; two foxes have geese in their mouths; in the intermediate spaces trees, bushes, grass tufts, etc.; along the top the following inscription: "Ich heisse Michel Zitzmann, und du Heist Hansz Cunrath Christ. Du mein, Hertzlieber Bruder, bist/hir, schik ich dir ein glasselein, das Schenckt du ein mit bier und wein und trinck es ausz in leben dein, disz soll der Jager gesundheit sein. Anno 1712." (My name.....and you are good brother you are here, I send you a glass, fill it with beer and wine and empty it during your life: this will be good to the health of the LEON HARTUS STETNER 1615.); below rim a gilded band (partly rubbed off) studded with green beads and accompanied by four rows of blue and white beads, underneath a red and a green band, at the bottom another red band.
Isenberg, Carl von, Former Collection
Seligmann, Rey and Company, Former Collection
Hearst, William Randolph, Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J., Source
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, p. 328, #54; p. 115; BIB# 18098