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Fine British and European Ceramics & Glass

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A rare German enamelled 'erotic' humpen
dated 1676

of greenish tint, the cylindrical form with applied footring and kick-in base, painted with a gentleman and lady, the man holding a pair of gloves and his hat, the other side with stylised flowers, inscribed der degen ist meinne/ wehr wann er bey/ euch nicht gilt ein/ ander vor die jungfern her Sollige cartaunen piestolen und degen courage krautt/ und loth hilft uns jungfern aus der noth, all below a gilt band embellished with enamel dots, painted on the inside to the reverse of the figures with a naked man and woman


19.5cm., 7 5/8 in.
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Provenance

With Sheppard and Cooper, London, 18th March 1982

Fine British and European Ceramics & Glass

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