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FOUR MINIATURE GLASSES

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 28, 2012

FOUR MINIATURE GLASSES of Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen

Glazen 126 & 127_2

FOUR MINIATURE WINEGLASSES mid 18th C

The miniature wineglass in the background is made in two-piece from grayish glass, most probably from the Netherlands or Germany mid 18th century. Description as given by Laméris in the catalog “The van Beek collection, Passion for glass”; Miniature wineglass with a funnel bowl above a straight solid stem, a basal knop and a light conical foot. This glass was probably intended for children to play with. Not many of these miniatures are known.

Origin: Netherlands or Germany mid 18th century
Dimensions:  8cm.; ø foot 4,2 cm.; ø cuppa 3 cm.; weight 26,5 grams.
Provenance:  The van Beek collection, With Laméris.
Published: Laméris: “The van Beek collection, Passion for glass” 2015, pg. 114/115

The three glasses in the foreground are too big to be used as doll’s house glasses. It could be that these glasses were either used by adults in a kind of drinking game as these glasses compare in a certain way to “Schnaps” glasses, or by children imitating the drinking “ceremonies” of the adults. Regarding form and shape these glasses compare, in a way, with Lauenstein glasses.  These glasses have what I would call a rounded bucket bowl and are of a two part construction. The stem drawn from the cuppa material having a so called bladed knop.

Origin: most probably Germany second half 18th century.
Dimensions: – 127a; ↑ 5cm.; ø foot 3,2 cm.; ø cuppa 2,7 cm.; weight 21,8 grams.
This glass has a quite hefty foot with a protruding pontil, explaining the higher weight.
– 127b; ↑ 5,5 cm; ø foot 3,2 cm.; ø cuppa 2,5 cm.; weight 18,5 grams, slight conical foot,
– 127c;↑ 4,9 cm.; ø foot 3 cm.; ø cuppa 2,7 cm.; weight 18,2 grams.
Provenance: – The van Beek collection, With Laméris.
Published: Laméris: “The van Beek collection, Passion for glass” 2015, pg. 13 fig.6

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