C 1675-1700 Optical German Engraved Glass Beaker: SWORD DUEL!!! #GG568
Here is a RARE, 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. EXTREME RARITY FOR THE MOST ADVANCED COLLECTOR. 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!!! UNIQUE!!!