A Bohemian enamelled and gilt Kurfürstenhumpen, circa 1600
Lot 14
A Bohemian enamelled and gilt Kurfürstenhumpen, circa 1600
Sold for £17,500 (US$ 28,270) inc. premium

Lot Details
A Bohemian enamelled and gilt Kurfürstenhumpen, circa 1600
A Bohemian enamelled and gilt Kurfürstenhumpen, circa 1600
The tall cylindrical form of greyish tint decorated with the Holy Roman Emperor enthroned and holding a sceptre and orb, flanked by the three spiritual and four temporal Electors, each named and with a shield of arms, inscribed above An Zeigung Der Romischen Keiserlichen Mayestat Sampt den siben Curfürsten in ihren Kleidung ampt und Sitz, below a gilt band picked out in red and blue dots within white and blue dotted-line borders, inscribed below in panelled zones: Also in aller Irer Ornad Sitzt kaiserliche Mayestad Sampt den siben Curfürsten gutt Wie den ein Jeder sitzen Thutt In Curfürstlicher kleidung fein Mitt der an Zeugung des ampts sein/ Der konig in Behem der ist des Reichs Ertzschenck zu aller frist hernach der pfaltzgraff bei den Rein des heilichen Reichs truchses thut sein/ Der hertzog zu Sachsen geborn Ist des Reichs Marschalck auserkorn Der margraff von Brandenburg gutt Des Reichs Ertzkemer sein thutt/ Der Ertzbischoff zu Mentz bekand Ist Cantzler in dem deutschen land so ist der Bischoff von Coln gleich auch Cantzler in gantz franckereich Darnach der Ertzbischoff zu trier Ist Cantzler in welschn Refier, the applied trailed foot with white dashes, kick-in base, 29.2cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    Anon. sale, Dorotheum, Vienna, 27-29 February 1936, lot 626
    The Fritz Biemann Collection, Zürich

    Literature:
    A. von Saldern and B.Klesse, 500 Jahre Glaskunst. Sammlung Biemann (1978), p.321, no.278, fig.

    For a very similar example, dated 1590, see that in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, illustrated by Axel von Saldern, German Enameled Glass (1965), p.68, fig.56.
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