Armorial beaker

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Object Name: 
Armorial beaker
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Accession Number: 
H: 14.1 cm; D (rim): 9.8 cm, (foot ring): 7.3 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with a few bubbles; free-blown and enameled. Body flaring slightly to rim and at bottom, slightly pushed up base with very rough pontil mark, applied foot ring; enamel decoration: on the obverse a coat of arms with a pelican feeding its young with its own blood, light blue against a yellow background, surmounted by a wreath flanked by: "C.M." and framed by two large branches; on the reverse two men (miners), predominantly in black and light blue; the left one plays a flute, the right one holds a beaker similar to the object described here, apparently filled with red wine; in between the two figures the date "1699"; below a strip of grass, above the pair an inscription: "Wenn die saure Schicht volbracht die Cyther unsz Recht frolich macht" (When the sour shift is over then the guitar makes us rather happy); below rim a band consisting of a narrow yellow strip with a wavy line and little dots accompanied by two rows of white beads, below a blue and a yellow line; white dashes on the foot ring; an old catalogue number in white on the pontil mark: "15".
Geheimrat, W., Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
Treasures in Glass (1966) illustrated, pp. 37-38, #56; BIB# 28036
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, p. 370, #85; p. 131; BIB# 18098
Kunstsammlung Geheimrat W./Dresden (1937-02-24) #231; BIB# 7058