Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 23, 2021

116E MEROVINGIAN TRAILED BEAKER in The Allaire Collection

Date: 5-6th Century AD Height: 10.3 cm

Remarks: This is a Frankish (Merovingian) glass beaker with fine trailing. The piece is made from bubbly glass with a slight green tinge and has a bell-shaped body on a small circular pad base. At the top there is a splayed lip and below it there is a neck band of fine trailing. Intact.

Providence: Martin Wunsch collection, NYC.

Ref: Vera I. Evison Catalogue of Anglo-Saxon Glass in the British Museum, Plate 3 #49 P. 131

This is a second beaker 54E in the Allaire Collection is darker green in color. Also see this link. A GROUP OF MEROVINGIAN TRAILED BEAKERS

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