MEROVINGIAN TRAILED BEAKER
This is a Frankish (Merovingian) glass beaker with fine trailing. The piece is made from bubbly glass with a slight green tinge and has a bell-shaped body on a small circular pad base. At the top there is a splayed lip and below it there is a neck band of fine trailing. Intact. Ex Martin Wunsch collection, NYC.
There is a similar glass beaker in our collection 54E Frankish Beaker.
H: 10.3 cm
D: 5-6th Century AD
Ref: Vera I. Evison, Catalogue of Anglo-Saxon Glass in the British Museum, Plate 3 #49 P. 131
TALL CANDLESTICK BALSAMARIUM
A utilitarian bottle from the second century takes on an extraordinary appearance. Weathering has left a beautiful iridescence over virtually the entire piece of glass. This vessel, used for perfume, was designed with a long neck inhibiting evaporation of the precious liquid within.
H: 18.5 cm
2-3rd C AD
Cf. Yale #157. Boston #47, Israel Museum #254
Merovingian Palm Cup
This is a Frankish (Merovingian) palm cup of light green glass. The cup has the characteristic rounded form at the bottom and a rounded rim. Ex: Martin Wunsch collection, NYC.
H: 6.5 cm, Dia. 10 cm
Date: 600-800 AD
Ref: Verres Antiques et de L’Islam: Ancienne Collection de Monsieur D. (Auction at Hotel, 1985 lot 519), Catalogue of Anglo-Saxon Glass in the British Museum Vera I. Evison, P. 140 # 95
This type of Wald glass is called a Roemer. Roemers (Dutch) or Römer (German) are wine and beer glasses that evolved in the Rhineland and the Netherlands from the 17th Century. The glass below has a shallow bowl with raspberry prunts on the stem. A shallow bowl is a less common shape for Roemers. For additional information on Roemers in the collection click on this link
H: 9 cm
2nd Half of 17th Century
GREEN “HOCK” GLASSES
A pair of green English plain-stemmed wine glasses the cup-shaped bowls have hammered verticle flutes. These green glasses were used for hock wine (white Rhine wine).
H: 6 in.
Encyclopedia of glass P. 101
Bohemian Engraved Goblet
This is a colorless glass engraved goblet. The bowl has molded and spiked gadroons, solid stem with knops. Engraving is a vine decoration. The goblet probably had a lid with a knop which match those on the stem.
H: 8.5 inches
Mersyside County Museum # D29, Christie’s May 15, 2007 sale lot#142 & 143
This 1880 clear cristallo goblet is in the style of late 16th early 17th C wines. The clear stem has blue scroll and clear pincered ornament. Made by the Barovier family for the Salviati Co.
This is a wine glass with bucket bowl on inverted baluster and base knop, with folded foot.English Baluster Wines are a group of the most beautifully and well designed glasses ever made.
English c. 1720
H: 5 ¼ inches
Cf. Bickerton # 59, Regency # 25
This early type of Wald glass is called a Berkemeyer. It has a flaring bowl on a prunted stem with pinched foot ring. Found in Germany. To view all the Roemers and Wald glass in this collection click here.
H: 9 cm
2nd Half of 16th C.
Rijksmuseum # 171
This Spanish glass 18th century stoup was used as a basin for holy water in a Roman Catholic Church. It was hung on the wall near the entrance of the church for worshipers to dip their fingers in before crossing themselves. Also see an example of a holy-water stoup from the Low Countries.
H: 9 1/2 in.