Plaque with Portrait of King and Emperor Frederick III

Object Name: 
Plaque with Portrait of King and Emperor Frederick III

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Object Name: 
Plaque with Portrait of King and Emperor Frederick III
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
81.3.12
Dimensions: 
(frame) H: 93 cm, W: 90 cm; (glass) H: 55 cm, W: 55 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1894
Primary Description: 
Colorless non-lead glass; polished sheet glass, cut, engraved. Thick, square, flat shape; both faces polished flat; edges chamfered; elaborately engraved on one side, with numerous putti in a flower-strewn cloud, with scrolls and cornucopias; an oval panel in the center with deeply engraved bust-length portrait of a man, facing partly to dexter, with full beard and mustache; wearing a military uniform with epaulets and medals; an eagle and crown above; an oval panel below, with angel's heads and the monogram "F/R"; below that, a coat of arms; at the left side, a crowned eagle with orb and scepter in its talons; at the right, a similar panel with elaborate coat of arms; at the very bottom, an eagle in a circular panel; at the far right, a ribbon inscribed "Albert Wiegel Cassel Germany 1894-1904."; mounted in a wide frame of black and red-brown Belgian marble, the sides round slightly; a large brass ribbon screwed on at the bottom, inscribed "Hinuberschweben Kaiser Friedrichs nach Walhalla! /Assumption of Emperor Frederic to Walhalla!", with a quartered shield below; inscribed on the reverse side of the ribbon "KAISER FRIEDRICH : EMPEROR FREDERIC"; brass straps across the corners, screwed into the sides; two steel bolts at the side corners.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Wiegel, Heinz, Source
1981-02-03
Venue(s)
Corning Museum of Glass 2003-03-20 through 2003-09-01
West Bridge Show
Recent Important Acquisitions, 24 (1982) illustrated, p. 105, #53; BIB# AI9252
Albert Wiegel, A Glass Engraver of the Wilhelminisch Epoch (1973) illustrated, pp. 174-183, figs. 2, 4;