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Display rummer with panorama of the city and harbour of Hamburg

Display rummer with panorama of the city and harbour of Hamburg

Johann Simon Rothaer (in 1704 - 1709)

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A cityscape of Hamburg is engraved around the goblet using copper wheel engraving. The figures on the foot represent the four seasons. Several entwined mermaids are also shown. The heads are formed by glass beads that have been attached to the surface of the stem. The glass is held in a gilded silver mount and has a lid on which Bacchus, the god of wine, is seated.
The view of Hamburg suggests that this display was possibly owned by the Hamburg city council or some other municipal organisation. Such Willkommen goblets would often have a place on the buffet during spectacular banquets.

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Title Display rummer with panorama of the city and harbour of Hamburg
Material and technique Wheel-engraved glass and silver-gilt
Object type
Display rummer > Display glass > Display drinking vessels > Commemorative ware > Serveware > Service > Set > Tableware > Kitchen and household > Utensil
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Height 63 cm
Diameter 26 cm
Artists Edelsmid: Johann Simon Rothaer
Accession number 99 a-b (KN&V)
Credits Schenking / Donation: Dr. E. van Rijckevorsel 1916
Department Applied Arts & Design
Acquisition date 1916
Age artist Unknown
Collector Collector / Elie van Rijckevorsel
Internal exhibitions Dr. Elie van Rijckevorsel - Een verzameling verzamelingen (2011)
Research Alma
Wheel engraving > Decorative techniques > Glass technique > Technique > Material and technique
Place of manufacture Hamburg > Germany > Western Europe > Europe
Geographical origin South Germany > Germany > Western Europe > Europe

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