Reichsadler Humpen with Cover

Object Name: 
Reichsadler Humpen with Cover

What is AAT?

The Art & Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) (r) is a structured vocabulary for generic concepts related to art and architecture. It was developed by The Getty Research Institute to help research institutions become consistent in the terminology they use.Learn More

Object Name: 
Reichsadler Humpen with Cover
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
57.3.57
Dimensions: 
(a&b) H: 33.6 cm; (a) H: 23.5 cm; D (rim): 11.4 cm, (foot): 12.1 cm
Location: 
Not on Display
Date: 
1649
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with minute bubbles and impurities; free-blown, enameled and gilded. (a) Almost cylindrical body with pushed up base having rough pontil mark and applied foot ring; (b) set-in domed cover with flange and multi-knopped finial, with double knopped lower part supporting a stemmed smaller ball knop; enamel decoration: the double headed Empire eagle, in black and white with yellow dotted halos and blue orb of state, yellow cross accentuated by red, on the wings the multicolored coats- of-arms of the parts of the Holy Roman Empire; on the left and right of the heads: "Anno Domini 1649"; very small on the reverse: "Das heillige Romische Reich Sampt mitt seinen gliedern"; grass tufts are flanking the tail, white rosette-like ornaments on the side are flanking the neck of the eagle, dash border on the foot ring, around the bottom a row of white arcades surmounted by two red and one yellow strip, below rim a gold band with white dotted lines forming ovals and diamonds, above and below the gold band rows of dots and arcades; on the cover white dashes on the flange, a green and yellow wreath around the shoulder, on top of the cover a frieze of radiating dashes in blue, red, yellow and white, white dashes on the different parts of the finial.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Passavant-Gontard, Former Collection
Passavant-Gontard, Former Collection
Hearst, William Randolph, Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J., Source
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, p. 407, #113 A; BIB# 18098
Title Unknown (Country Life) (1939-02)