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A GROUP OF MEROVINGIAN TRAILED BEAKERS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 20, 2020

THE MEROVINGIAN TRAILED BEAKERS

Wallonie-Les Verres Merovingiens, Tresors de Wallonie, Musee Ourthe-Ambleve, Comblain-au-Pont, 1993 page 39

 

This type of Merovingian beaker was made in a bell shape or with straighter sides ( see the drawings below).  At the top there is a splayed lip and the body sits on a small circular pad base. Some have a stubby stem between the body and pad base.  Most have a self trailing at the top below the lip with some also having trails in the middle and on the bottom.  They range in size between 6-10 cm, and are dated 5-6th Century.

Below are examples from various museums and the Allaire Collection click on the picture to enlarge and use the back arrow to come back to this page.

Wallonie-Les Verres Merovingiens, Tresors de Wallonie, Musee Ourthe-Ambleve, Comblain-au-Pont, 1993 page 151

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  1. wynkin said, on January 20, 2020 at 5:59 am

    I live on a Merovingian route but never seen anything like these beauties!


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