"Kaiser Rudolf I Humpen With Decor Of Rudolph 1st Of Habsburg. Enameled Glass By Anton Ambros Egermann In Bohemia 1880"
Imposing mug covered to the glory of the 1st of the Habsburgs elected king of Germania (or king of the Romans) in 1273. In the center: Rodolphe wears the crown and the coat of Charlemagne as imagined by Albrecht Durer. Below held by a lion the motto and arms: "UTRUM LUBET" and "the armed arm of his brassart, holding in his hand a club and an olive branch" In the frame we read: RUDOLPHUS VICTORIOSUS. Above the imperial eagle holding in its talons the coat of arms of Bohemia. This large glassware may have been manufactured by Fritz Heckert on the occasion of one of the anniversary celebrations to the glory of Rodolphe or the Habsburgs, It decorated one of the rooms of the Chateau de RAY sur Saône, place of life of a family related to the highest French and European nobility (De Choiseul-Stainville among others) This witness to history is in good condition, some enamel jumps.