Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 29, 2020

13E Krautsrunk beaker of the Allaire collection

Height: 9.5 cm Date: 1490-1500


Remarks: Krautsrunk is the German word for cabbage stalk.  In glass it is a type of beaker with a cup-shaped mouth curving outward above an encircling thread and a barrel shaped body decorated with prunts. These were made mostly in Germany roughly between 1490-1530.   It is part of group of glasses called forest or wald glass and usually is a rich dark green color. The krautsrkunk along with the berkemeyer were the forerunners of the roemer. It is a “must have” for anyone who collects Medieval glass and is rather rare to find.

 Condition: Intact

Ref: Whitehouse, Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes and Peasants 2010 #77, Baumgartner-Glas: Des Mittelalters und der Renaissance, Die Sammlung Karl Amendt,  2005 #49, #342


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