Humpen Showing Holy Roman Emperor and Electors

Object Name: 
Humpen Showing Holy Roman Emperor and Electors

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Object Name: 
Humpen Showing Holy Roman Emperor and Electors
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Accession Number: 
H: 26.5 cm; D (rim): 11.9 cm, (foot ring): 11.4 cm
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Clear glass with yellowish-green tint and many large, small and minute bubbles; wear marks at base, surface partly slightly dull; free-blown, enameled and gilded. Almost cylindrical at top slightly swelling body with gently flaring bottom, base with high "kick" and rough pontil mark; applied foot ring; the multicolored enamel decoration consists of the seated Emperor, above him the date "1599", on his left and right the seven Electors and above the inscription: "Die roemische kaiserliche Meigestatt Samptt Den Sieben churfuersten In irer kleidung amptt und Sitz - 1599 - Trier, Coellen, Mentz, Behem, Pfaltz, Sachssen, Brandenburg."; between the Electors of Brandenburg and Trier a gilded rhomb with enameled ornaments and a lily-of-the- valley, at bottom a long inscription describing titles and functions of Emperor and Electors; a white dash border on the foot ring; below rim a gilded band accompanied by pairs of blue and white pear-rows.
Pinkus, E., Source
Corning Museum of Glass 2003-03-20 through 2003-09-01
West Bridge Show
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, pp. 72, 286-287, #31; BIB# 18098