Passglas

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Object Name: 
Passglas
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
54.3.127
Dimensions: 
Overall: 24.8 cm; Rim Diam: 6.5 cm; Foot Diam: 9.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
about 1600-1799
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with minute bubbles and some impurities; free-blown and enameled. Almost cylindrical body with pushed-up base and very rough pontil mark, resting on an applied high pedestal foot with folded rim; the body is divided in four zones, marked by three yellow rings and the numbers: "1 - 4", on the upper part a play card with the Jack of Clubs; above the card the inscription in white: "Ich Steche Dich" (I trump you).
Department: 
Provenance: 
Davis, Cecil, Source
Dickson, Frances L., Former Collection
Color: 
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, pp. 147, 403, #110; BIB# 18098
Sotheby's Sale Catalogue (1954-05-28) lot #96, second item;