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Merovingian Palm Cup

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

114E Merovingian Palm Cup of Allaire Collection

 

Size: H: 6.5 cm, Dia. 10 cm Date: 600-800 Century AD

 

Remarks: This is a Frankish (Merovingian) palm cup of light green glass. The cup has the characteristic rounded form at the bottom and a rounded rim.

Provenance: Ex: Martin Wunsch collection, NYC.

Ref: Verres Antiques et de L’Islam: Ancienne Collection de Monsieur D. (Auction at Hotel, 1985 lot 519), Catalogue of Anglo-Saxon Glass in the British Museum Vera I. Evison, P. 140 # 95

Compare the characteristics of this Merovingian palm cup with the Roman palm cup 50E below.

Roman Pale Green Cup 59R of Allaire Collection

Date: 2nd-4th Century  Size: H: 7.3 cm

Remark: A small pale green palm cup, cracked with no weathering. Two or more centuries later the Merovingian palm cup appeared.

Provenance: The collection of Louis Gabriel Bellon

 

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