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Beaker

Artist/maker unknown, German

Geography:
Made in southern Germany, Germany, Europe
Probably made in Franconia, Europe

Date:
c. 1651

Medium:
Soda-lime glass with painted enamel decoration

Dimensions:
Height: 7 1/2 inches (19.1 cm)

Curatorial Department:
European Decorative Arts and Sculpture

* Gallery 214, American Art, second floor, Case 18, Continental Glass

Accession Number:
1938-23-72

Credit Line:
The George H. Lorimer Collection, 1938

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Label:
This German drinking vessel, or Humpen, commemorates the Treaty of Westphalia of 1648, which marked the end of the Thirty Years War. Although this type of glass could sometimes be large enough to hold several quarts of beer, it was meant to be used by an individual drinker. It is missing its original cover.


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