Humpen with the Ages of Women

Object Name: 
Humpen with the Ages of Women

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Object Name: 
Humpen with the Ages of Women
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
H: 26.3 cm; D (rim): 12.1 cm, (foot ring): 13 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with minute bubbles and impurities and pinkish-grey tinge; wear marks at base; free-blown, enameled and gilded. Cylindrical body with pushed up base with rough pontil mark, applied foot ring; enamel decoration: the object is divided in two zones each subdivided into rectangles consisting of yellow and red lines, the uprights having capital-like horizontals, holding arcades of ribbons with inscriptions; each of the rectangles shows the multicolored figure of a woman in the different stages of life starting on the upper zone with a girl of 10 and ending in the lower zone with a woman of 100; the inscriptions read: "10 IAR KINDISCH UND LKE(IN); 20 IAR EIN IUNGFREULEULEIN; 30 IAR EIN FRAU NU AN; 40 IAR REGIERET SCHON; 50 IAR VOLLER RELIGION; 60 IAR IHR WOL AUS WARTE(N) KAN; 70 IAR ALT UND UNGESTALT; 80 IAR HESLICHER DEN VOR; 90 IAR DER WELT SCHABAB; 100 IAR FULT DAS GRAB"; below rim a gilded band (partly rubbed off) studded with green beads as well as groups of parallel rows of white and blue beads, the band is framed by two red lines, above the band a row of white lily-of-the-valley blossoms; on the base in white: "GR-817" (for Goldschmidt-Rothschild).
Bernal, Ralph, Former Collection
Magniac Collection, Former Collection
von Goldschmidt-Rothschild, Baron Max, Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J., Source
Title Unknown (Kunstgewerbe Museum)
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, pp. 97, 316-317, #48; BIB# 18098
Important French furniture & objets d'art...from the estate of the late Baron Max Von Goldschmidt-Rothschild (1950-03-10) #34;
Renowned collection of works of art chiefly formed by the late Hollingworth Magniac (known as the Colworth Collection) (1892-07-02) #414;