A Saxon enamelled amethyst-tinted armorial Hofkellerei beaker, 1680-1691
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A Saxon enamelled amethyst-tinted armorial Hofkellerei beaker, 1680-1691
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A Saxon enamelled amethyst-tinted armorial Hofkellerei beaker, 1680-1691
The slightly waisted flared form painted with the arms of Saxony between tied leaf fronds, inscribed above I.G.D.3.H.Z.S.I.C.V.B.C. (Johann Georg der 3. Herzog zu Sachsen, Jülich, Cleve and Berg, Churfürst) below a narrow gilt band between two white dotted bands, the base applied with a footring painted with dashes, kick-in base, 14.4cm high (gilding rubbed and some wear to enamels)

Footnotes

  • A very similar example, in the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg, illustrated by Axel von Saldern, German Enameled Glass (1965), p.204, fig.363. See also the example, lacking the dashes to the footring, illustrated by Gisele Haase, Sächsichses Glas (1986), p.49, fig. and p.307, no.57. Johann Georg III (1647-1691) was Prince-Elector of Saxony from 1680 to 1691.
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