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COLORLESS GLASS VESSELS WITH DARK BLUE TRAILING

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 28, 2021

Late Medieval period 12th – 15th Centuries

Probably Germany, about 1250-1350 in Glassmuseum Hentrich, Museum Kunst Plast, Dusseldorf

In the Late Medieval period 12th – 15th Centuries a new type of decoration appeared on bowls, beakers and scheuers.  These vessels of colorless and almost clear glass were decorated with bright dark blue trailing.  They probably were made in Germany and had a wide distribution in Europe.  These vessels are from finds in Mainz, Speyer, Freiburg, Strasbourg, Worms and other sites in southern France.  Fragments of similar vessels from sites in United Kingdom may be imports from southern France.  The motif of this dark bright blue trailing is very distinctive and not seen before or after.

 

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  1. wynkin said, on June 28, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Amazing how was the blue glass coloured?


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