Covered Humpen

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Object Name: 
Covered Humpen
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
Overall H: 33.8 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Jerome Strauss
Primary Description: 
Grey-tinted non-lead glass; blown, diamond engraved, gilt. (a) Cylindrical shape with trailed foot ring; gilt band around rim; sides elaborately decorated in diamond-point with an elaborate floral and fruit border; two large coats of arms on either side, one (Saxony) with the inscription above "V.G.G.C. II.H.Z.S.D.H.R.R.E.V.C.R.R.E.V.C." and on the opposite side the other (Denmark) with the inscription above "V.G.G.H.C.Z.S. G.A.S.D."; inscribed "ANNO CHRISTI" and "1605" in the spaces between coats of arms; formal panels on sides near the base bearing two Herzog Saxon shields (with crown and crossed swords), with foliate swag border below; base with kick and rough pontil mark, and inscribed with a crown and "144." in red paint on base. (b) Double-domed, circular shape with folded rim and inset cylindrical brim; domes decorated with diamond-engraved formal foliate bands; finial composed of a gilded ball knop and straight stem above a disk merese, and flattened ball; rough pontil mark.
Strauss, Jerome (1893-1978), Source
Anhalt Family, Former Collection
Neuberg, Frederick, Former Collection
Glass Drinking Vessels from the Strauss Collection
Corning Museum of Glass 1955-06-13 through 1955-10-23