Humpen

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Object Name: 
Humpen
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
57.3.119
Dimensions: 
H: 22.5 cm; D (rim): 13.8 cm, (foot ring): 14.9 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1664
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Transparent pale greenish glass with many bubbles and impurities; wear marks at base; free-blown, enameled and gilded. Slightly irregular cylindrical body with high pushed up base having rough pontil mark and double foot ring made of same gather; enamel decoration: the frieze on the body in multicolored enamel (predominantly grey, white and yellow) includes two scenes and a coat of arms; the first one shows a barber in a yellow coat, shaving a man in a grey costume seated on a chair; the second one shows a surgeon in a grey costume bleeding the right arm of a man seated on a chair in a grey and black costume; the coat of arms predominantly in red and yellow, shows the symbol of the Baber or surgeon gild, possibly in Saxony (compare Siebmacher, I, part VII, Pl. 52); the full inscription reads: "Hof lieben. Kunst vuben trunckenheitt Hassen. Bulschaft lassen. wehr (wer) das kan Haben Dasz Sindt vier edle gaben. Wen wehren in der weldt weder Schone iungfrawen noch geldt wen wehre weder Bir noch wein wer woltt den ein Bader Sein. Georg Tietz, Bader und und wundtartzt. Anno 1664." (Liking the court, doing ones art, hating drunkenness, not whoring: who can do that is blessed by the four virtues. The one who is not tempted in the world by nice girls nor money neither beer nor wine who would like them to be a barber surgeon ?); at the bottom a grass strip and grass tufts; the scene is framed at the bottom by four lines in blue, red and yellow and above by a gilded band accompanied by four red lines, and at top by a festoon-like band; white dashes on the foot ring.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, p. 371, #86; p. 131; BIB# 18098
Anonymous Sale (Frederick Muller) (1933-11-22) #276;