Reichsadler humpen

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Object Name: 
Reichsadler humpen
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
57.3.58
Dimensions: 
H: 24.4 cm; D (rim): 11.1 cm, (foot ring): 12.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1659
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with many minute bubbles and impurities and a slight green tinge; free-blown, enameled and gilded. Almost cylindrical at top, slightly tapering body with high pushed up base having rough pontil mark and foot ring made of same gather; enamel decoration: double headed Empire eagle in brownish-red and white with yellow ring halos and blue orb of state crowned by the Imperial crown and cross,on the wings the multicolored coats-of-arms of the parts of the Holy Roman Empire; grass along the lower portion of the vessel, diamond stars and rosette-like ornaments in gold, white, blue and red are flanking the heads, similar ornaments are on the reverse; on the lower portion of the back a group of three balloon-like flowers in red, white, yellow and blue; on the upper portion of the back the following inscription: "Gott behuete Undt Erhalte dass Gantze Heyliche Romische Reych, mit seinen Gliedern Allen zu geleich ANNA CATHARINA ANCKELLMANNIN 1659"; blue and red dashes on the foot ring; a white and a blue line around the bottom of the vessel, below rim a gold band with rows of white beads accompanied at the diamonds by red and blue dots above and below rows of beads and a row of U's all in white.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Culemann, Carl, Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J., Source
East Side Winter Antiques Show
Venue(s)
Park Avenue Armory
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, pp. 276-277, #24; pp. 53, 53, 192; BIB# 18098
Title Unknown (Country Life) (1939-02)
Lempertz Auction (1886-10-25) #142;