Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 19, 2017

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

This type of Roemer has never been called a coupe glass, however the dates of its development coincide with that of  the coupe. The champagne coupe is a shallow, broad-bowled, saucer shaped stemmed glass generally capable of containing 4 to 8 oz. (120 to 240 ml) of liquid. Legend has it the shape of the coupe was modelled on the breast of French queen Marie Antoinette, but the glass was designed in England over a century earlier especially for sparkling wine and champagne in 1663. The coupe was fashionable in France from its introduction in the 1700s until the 1970s, and in the United States from the 1930s to the 1980s. Champagne glasses (active link)

H: 9 cm

2nd Half of 17th Century

Rijksmuseum #204

18E Shallow Roemer 2nd Half of 17th Century H 9cm

18E Shallow Roemer 2nd Half of 17th Century H 9cm

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