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
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