Reichsadler humpen

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Object Name: 
Reichsadler humpen
Place Made: 
Accession Number: 
H: 33.2 cm; D (rim): 12 cm, (foot ring): 13 cm
Not on Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin J. Beinecke
Primary Description: 
Clear heavy glass with minute bubbles and impurities and slight grey tinge; free-blown, enameled and gilded. Almost cylindrical body with pushed up base having rough pontil mark, applied foot ring; enameled decoration: double headed Empire eagle in black and white with yellow halos and crucifix, Christ on a green cross, on the wings the multicolored coats of arms of parts of the Holy Roman Empire; on the reverse the brazen serpent in blue on a small brown cross, on the ends of the wings two flaming symbols; green grass tufts; above: "1585"; below rim a gilded band (gold rubbed off) with rosettes in white and blue dots alternating with single blue dots, the band accompanied by two red lines and two rows of white pearls; beneath the band: "DAS HEILLIG ROMISCH REICH MIT SAMPT SEINEN GLIEDER".
Passavant-Gontard, Former Collection
Beinecke, Edwin J. (d. 1957), Source
Czechoslovak & Italian Glass
Museum of Contemporary Crafts 1964-09-15 through 1964-12-01
Treasures in Glass (1966) illustrated, pp. 30, 32, #44; BIB# 28036
German Enameled Glass (1965) illustrated, pp. 260-261; p. 53; BIB# 18098
Title Unknown (Country Life) (1939-02)
Reichsadler Glaeser (1916) p. 3004; BIB# AI47063
Kunstsammlungen F. Parpart... Versteigenrung 18-22 Marz 1912 (1912-03) pl. 12, ill.; BIB# 52001