May 7, 2012

The Arms of Heinrich Bodmer of Baden

The Arms of Heinrich Bodmer of Baden

c. 1530

Pot-metal and white glass, silver stain

Overall: 33.4 x 20.5 cm (13 1/8 x 8 1/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1954.150



For over two hundred years, Swiss craftsmen were preeminent in the production of heraldic glass. They executed coats-of-arms of individuals, families, cantons, and guilds, often inspired for their compositions by contemporary engravings and paintings.

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