C 1675-1700 Optical German Engraved Glass Beaker: SWORD DUEL!!! #GG568
Here is a very rare item. We have never seen another and you probably won’t either. A beautifully engraved optical German glass beaker, dating to the late 17th century and beautifully engraved with a sword duel in 3 oval panels!
Most probably made in Brandenburg, the entire beaker is cut with round optical circles that give a vertigo effect when looking through the glass! The 3 large panels depict a sword duel, 2 men dressed in period garb: The ready stance (en guard), The engagement, and the final outcome DEATH! Archaic German text atop each panel. See all photos. Beaker is about 4 ½” tall x 3 ¾” wide. Extremely heavy thick glass. Base has a ground pontil scar with tons of wear. Beaker has expected overall wear and extremely light oxidation. Perfect specimen.