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Kurfurstenhumpen. A tall, cylindrical glass beaker decorated in opaque polychrome enamels. At center, the Holy Roman Emperor sits enthroned on a dais and beneath a canopy, bearing the date "1590"; he holds an orb and sceptre; a shield with the imperial double-headed eagle sits at his feet. To his...

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Provenance

A. Vecht, Amsterdam; 1958, sold by A. Vecht to the MFA for $400.00 (Accession Date: November 13, 1958)

Credit Line

Seth K. Sweetser Fund

Kurfurstenhumpen

Bohemia, 1590

Dimensions

29.7 cm (11 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

58.1014

Medium or Technique

Colorless (greenish-yellow) glass with enameled and gold leaf decoration

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Glass