Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

MEROVINGIAN BEAKER WITH FESTOONS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 3, 2019

124E Allaire Collection Merovingian beaker

 

Description: Deep bluish-green glass beaker was shaped by blowing into  an open mold.  The decoration features self-trails applied and tooled into a festoon pattern, a common design used on glass vessels of the Migration Period.  At the rim a slight flare is present with a cracked-off edge. Intact, some weathering.

Date: 5th C. AD

Size: H 9.1 cm, D 9.5 cm

Published: Christie’s, June 8th 2012 Lot#143

Ref: Bomford Collection #127, Christie’s Dec. 5th, 2012 Lot# 185, Glass 500BC to AD1900, Hans Cohn Collection #111, Memoires de Verre #67, and #68

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