Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

MEROVINGIAN BELL BEAKER

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 17, 2018

(51E) The Allaire Collection

Date: 5th-7th Century AD,   H: 15cm

 

Remarks: This Frankish or Merovingian bell beaker has a wrythen-molded body in yellow glass with a fine opaque white trailing wrapped around the top and bottom. The Roman glassmaking industry in Europe slowly died out from the fourth century after which all but the simplest glassmaking techniques were used to make glass. Glass of the Migration Period and later the Middle Ages is from 6th-14th C.

Ref: Glass of the Dark Ages #13, Merseyside County Museum # B4, Sotheby’s London November 20,1987 #31

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