A Bohemian enamelled and gilt Reichsadlerhumpen, dated 1614
Lot 12
A Bohemian enamelled and gilt Reichsadlerhumpen, dated 1614
Sold for £15,000 (US$ 24,073) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Bohemian enamelled and gilt Reichsadlerhumpen, dated 1614
A Bohemian enamelled and gilt Reichsadlerhumpen, dated 1614
The tall cylindrical form painted in tones of reddish-brown with the crowned Imperial double-headed eagle, an orb on its breast, the wings supporting the shields of the provinces of the Holy Roman Empire, inscribed above Das Heilige Römische Reich mitt sampt seinen glienern 1614, below a gilt band applied with green enamel dots flanked by white dot line borders, the applied trailed foot with white dashes, high kick-in base, 34cm high, applied paper archive label to rim

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Anon. sale, Sotheby's, 16 February 1981, lot 103

    Literature:
    Art at Auction, Sotheby's, 1981, col.pl., p.231

    See Axel von Saldern, German Enameled Glass (1965), p.66 for a discussion of Imperial eagles painted in iron-red rather than the usual black.
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