Armorial Beaker

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Object Name: 
Armorial Beaker
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H: 7.9 cm; D (rim): 6.5 cm, (base): 4.6 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Comparatively heavy clear beaker with very slight yellow tinge, decreasing in thickness at rim; wear marks at base; free-blown, enameled, and gilded. Straight-sided body tapering downwards to slightly concave base with very slight pontil mark; on the obverse, in multicolored enamel, the coat of arms of the Prince of Arenberg accompanied on top by the inscription: "PRINC ARENBERGAE"; flanking the arms the date "1634"; on the reverse a star-like motif in white consisting of dots, spirals, and dashes, above and below the date small white rosettes; below rim a gilded band (partly rubbed off) studded with green and red beads and accompanied at bottom by a row of white beads.
Gilsey, Peter, Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, p. 438, #160 C; p. 237; BIB# 18098