It was during the period in 4th Century that turquoise decoration gained popularity. The example shown here is an excellent representation of how it was most commonly implemented. This zig-zag design was further accented by making the handle and applied collar ring from the same turquoise glass. The pitcher was made of light green glass which has weathered over the ages to this almost gold patina.
H: 9 cm
Hans Cohn #50, Boston #58
Glass Pinch Bottle
An unusually shaped bottle for modernity, but may not have been for the 18th Century. This is a gourd-shaped colorless glass bottle with tooled trails on the sides and a thumb size pinch in the center sitting on a pad foot. Possibly made in France.
H: 14.5 cm
Mid 18th C
Ref: Verre d’ usage et De Presige, Bellanger P. 379
Hexagonal Roman Bottle
The olive-green color of this hexagonal bottle and its diminutive size make it an unusual example. Probably made in the Second or Third Century, it differs from the later Byzantine types by its thinly blown sides and precise mold markings on the bottom. The base of the vessel is molded in relief with six spokes radiating from a central boss, each termination with a raised dot. It has been suggested that this type may have been made in the Western Provinces
H: 9 cm
Second to Third Century
Small Green Glass Roemer
This is a beautiful example of a light green glass Roemer where proportion and execution are masterfully done. It has a small rounded bowl with an open stem decorated with raspberry prunts and connected to a spiral foot made from a glass thread. It may be from the Netherlands.
H: 11.5 cm
Ref: Glass Source Book p. 65
A large clear colorless Roemer. The majority of Romers of this type were probably made in Northern Germany.
H: 16 cm
Rijksmuseum # 217
Maigelein from the Middle Ages
A Maigelein is a type of wine glass in a group of green glasses called Waldglas (forest-glass). They were made in the later Middle Ages in northern Germany, the Low Countries, and central Europe. The color came from the presence of impurities (iron oxide) in the raw materials. This cup has a pattern-molded design with a high kick. (also see Maigelein 49E)
H: 6 cm
Kunstgewerbemuseum # 140, Amendt #76-80, Phonix #359
Krautsrunk is the German word for cabbage stalk. In glass it is a type of beaker with a cup-shaped mouth curving outward above an encircling thread and a barrel shaped body decorated with prunts. These were made mostly in Germany roughly between 1490-1530. It is part of group of glasses called forest or wald glass and usually is a rich dark green color. The krautsrkunk along with the berkemeyer were the forerunners of the romer. It is a “must have” for anyone who collects Medieval glass and is rather rare.
H: 9.5 cm
Ref: Whitehouse, Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes and Peasants 2010 #77, Ricke, 2005 Amendt Collection #49, Baumgartner, 1988 #342
03R A SHALLOW DISH
Dishes of this type were often used in sets during the Roman Imperial Period. This particular dish of blue/green color has a brilliant iridescence covering the interior base. It has a profiled thick rim with a high concave base. The dish has been mended. It is possible that this bowl is not Roman but from the early Islamic period 7th or 8th century.
First Century A.D. ?
H: 4.5 cm. Rim D: 12.5 cm.
Cf. Saldern 1980 # 137
Late Roman Glass Jar with Chain Decoration
This late Roman glass jar is light green in color and free-blown. The piriform body is concave on the underside and has a wide flaring mouth with a rounded rim with applied dark blue trailing wound spirally up the rim. There are three trails wound around the body and tooled at intervals to form a pattern of bisected ovals called chain trailing. The trailing on this object is similar to a Juglet from the Hans van Rossum collection and Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Accession Number: 37.128.6.
H: 11.1 cm 4th C. AD October 2002
Anglo-Saxon or Merovingian Glass Bowl
This pale Merovingian green bowl is decorated with a smooth white trail at the rim. Dating from the Merovingian period, bowls of this type have been discovered in Anglo-Saxon graves.
D: 12 cm
H: 4.5 cm
Late 5th or early 6th C
Ref: Dark ages #20, Corning vol. 2 #652