Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

SMALL MEROVINGIAN BEAKER WITH FESTOONS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 4, 2019

125E of Allaire Collection Merovingian Beaker with Festoons

 

Description: Pale 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.  In the collection there is another beaker like this one with a larger bowl. i See it below and at #124E(active link).

 Date: 5th C. AD

Size: H 6.0 cm, D 9.5 cm

 Ref: Hans Cohn Collection #111, Vaudour-Memoires de Verre de L’Archeologie a L’Art Contemporain, Catherine Vaudour, 2009 #67, and #68, Price-Glass in Britain and Ireland AD 350-1100, Edited by Jennifer Price, British Museum Occasional Paper# 1272000 p. 201 Colour Pl. 1

 

 

125E  Smaller Merovingian Beaker with Festoons,  124E Larger Merovingian Beaker with Festoons

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