A superb and beautifully engraved German glass wine goblet of friendship or marriage significance and extremely large size. The capacious pointed round funnel bowl is elaborately decorated with crowned hearts below clasped hands. There are flowers and foliage and an inscription in old German, roughly translated as "No matter where in the world we are, our friendship will last forever." The stem has a faceted shoulder knop, and a hollow faceted inverted baluster medial knop leading into a basal knop above a folded foot with rough, snapped pontil.
The glass is in excellent condition with a tiny, tiny fleabite nip on the rim which is acceptable as normal wear and does not detract at all. It is a stunning 9 1/2 inches tall, with a bowl diameter of 3 11/16 inches and a foot diameter of 4 1/8 inches.