Armorial Mug

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Object Name: 
Armorial Mug
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
H (at finial of cover): 29.5 cm, (at rim): 23 cm; D (rim): 8.8 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Clear extremely bubbly glass with impurities and pinkish-grey tinge; wear marks at base; free-blown, enameled and gilded. With medial mounting; body with lower part being vertical, then slightly tapering upwards, pushed up base with rough pontil mark, applied foot; applied thread below rim, applied slightly curved solid handle attached to upper and middle body; gilded silver cover hinged to upper handle with thumb piece and finial consisting of fountain-like middle support accompanied by three open work F-shaped attachments and crowned by an amphora-like finial; the cover has a decoration of onion-shaped motifs in double formation, including scrolls and berries in high relief on the lower section and engraved acanthus-like motifs in the other section; enamel decoration: on the obverse, in multi- colored enamel, the double headed eagle of the Hapsburgs with Imperial crown, holding a shield including a silver bar on a red background (for Austria) and a half shield with yellow and blue diagonals (for Burgundy); underneath the symbol of the order of the golden fleece is suspended; flanking the eagle are the shields of Bohemia (rampant lion) and Hungary (white bars and double cross) topped by crowns; above is the date: "1606"; below rim a gilded band (rubbed off) studded with two rows of blue beads and accompanied at top by a row of blue and a row of white beads, and below by the applied ring painted spirally in white and red; white dots on the foot ring; on the base an old catalogue number in red: "LG 396".
Oppenheim, Margarate, Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
Title Unknown (Schlossmuseum des Marktes Murnau)
Schlossmuseum des Marktes Murnau 1921 through 1935
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, p. 337, #62; p. 127; BIB# 18098
Sammlung Frau Margarete oppenheim (1936-05-18) #704; BIB# 11163