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Collar for a Hunting Dog

Date:
1607–11
Geography:
Saxony
Culture:
German, Saxony
Medium:
Silk, leather, silver, bronze, gold, pigments
Dimensions:
L. 27 1/4 in. (69.2 cm); W. 5 in. (12.7 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Leatherwork
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Bequest of Bashford Dean, 1928
Accession Number:
29.150.154
Not on view
The full coat of arms of the duchy of Saxony is surmounted by an Electoral bonnet and flanked by the monogram CHGHZSC, meaning "Christian [and] Hans Georg, Dukes of Saxony, Electors." The collar was made between 1607 and 1611, when Christian I ruled jointly with his brother Hans (or Johann) Georg.
Inscription: Inscribed with the monogram: C H G H Z S C, meaning Christian Hans Georg Herzog Zu Sachsen Churfürst (Christian [and] Hans Georg, Dukes of Saxony, Electors).
Siebmacher, Johann, and Otto Titan von Hefner. "Die Wappen der Souvraine der Deutschen Bundesstaaten." Grosses und Allgemeines Wappenbuch: in Verbindung mit Mehreren, Neu Herausgegeben und mit Historischen, Genealogischen und Heraldischen Notizen, Grosses und Allgemeines Wappenbuch, 1, part 1 (1856–1938). pp. 17–20, pl. 23–27 (arms of Saxony, described and ill.).

Stirling-Maxwell, William. Examples of the Ornamental Heraldry of the Sixteenth Century. Vol. 1. London, 1867–1868. p. 66 (ill. similar arms).

Woodward, John. A Treatise on Heraldry, British and Foreign, with English and French Glossaries. Vol. I. 2nd ed. ed. Edinburgh and London: W. & A. K. Johnston, 1896. pp. 74, 141, 142, 225, 267, 277, 339, 363 (for arms of the individual quarters).

von Ehrenthal, M. Führer Durch das Königliche Historische Museum zu Dresden. 3rd ed. ed. Dresden: Wilhelm Baensch, 1899. p. 219, nos. M-188 & M-195 (similar collars described).

Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles. The Art of Heraldry: An Encyclopedia of Armory. 1st ed. ed. London: T. C. & E. C. Jack, 1904. p. 277, fig. 761 (ill. Electoral "Bonnet").

Porzellan: Meissen, China, Japan, Elfenbeinskulpturen, Gemälde und Waffen aus den Sächsischen Staatssammlungen, Johanneum, Grünes Gewölbe, Gemäldegaleries, in Dresden. Berlin: Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, October 12–14, 1920. p. 89, no. 1736, pl. 64 (describes and ill. similar collar with almost identical initials.

von Seidlitz, Woldemar. Die Kunst in Dresden vom Mittelalter bis zur Newzeit. Vol. 1. Dresden: Wilhelm und Berta von Baensch Stiftung, 1921–22. pp. 360–363 (discusses joint administration of the government by the brothers Christian and Hans Georg).

"Aus der Sammlung von R. und Anderem Privatbesitz ." In Schutz- und Trutzwaffen des 16. bis 18. Jahrhunderts aus dem Historischen Museum Dresden. Berlin: Rudolph Lepke's Kunst-Auctions-Haus, May 5, 1927. no. 17, pl. 7 (describes and ill. similar collar).

Isenburg, Wilhelm Karl, Frank Freytag von Loringhoven, and Detlev Schwennicke. Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten: (Europäische Stammtafeln). Vol. I. 2nd ed. Marburg: J. A. Stargardt, 1953. pl. 54 (detailing Saxon geneaology).

Isenburg, Wilhelm Karl Prinz zu. Europäische Stammtafeln: Stammtafeln zur Geschichte der Europäischen Staaten, edited by Detlev Schwennicke, and Frank Freytag von Loringhoven. Vol. 1. Die Deutschen Staaten. 3rd ed. ed. Marburg, Germany: J. A. Stargardt, 1980. pl. 45 (detailing Saxon geneaology).



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