1742 Charles VII Holy Roman Emperor Coronation Glass


A fine looking 1742 dated enamelled soda glass commemorative tumbler with the coloured Imperial Coat of Arms of Charles VII (1697-1745), the Prince Elector of Bavaria and the Holy Roman Emperor.

The enamelled double headed eagle wears the imperial crown and has a central shield with the colours of Bavaria. On either side are 2 recumbent lions, the symbols of Bavaria. There is also ‘Ao.’ (Anno -Year) and 1742, which was the date the emperor was elected. The glass has a slight greyish hue and there are quite a few bubbles within the glass. The painting decoration is beautifully done. Condition is very good, with just a chip on the inside of the glass, near the lip.

The imperial election of 1742 was an imperial election held to select the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. It came about to find a peaceful conclusion to several wars, including the Spanish Succession and the Austrian Succession. It took place in Frankfurt on January 24, and the result was the election of Charles Albert of Bavaria, on the 12th February, the first non-Habsburg emperor in hundreds of years. He remained emperor until his death.

Size: 8.8 x 9.4 cm (3 7/16 x 3 ¾ inches)
Weight: 327g