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Krautsrunk Beaker from The Middle Ages

Posted in 3. European Glass, Medieval Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 8, 2015

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 romer. It is a “must have” for anyone who collects Medieval glass and is rather rare.

H: 9.5 cm

D: 1490-1500

Ref: Whitehouse, Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes and Peasants 2010 #77, Ricke, 2005 Amendt Collection #49, Baumgartner, 1988 #342


13E Krautstrunk beaker

Ridged Beaker with a Distinct Foot

Posted in Medieval Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 1, 2015
109E Medieval Beaker 15th Century

109E Medieval Beaker 15th Century

The common name for a drinking glass in this style is maigeline, which is mainly from Germany. Other examples in our collection 23E & 49E are closer to the true maigeline shape. This wrythen beaker has patterned ribbing covering the sides and continuing down into the foot. The most common style of maigeline has no foot unlike this piece. The underside of the base has a small kick.

H: 8 cm
D: 15th Century
Ref: Phoenix, P. 310 # 363, Amendt Collection P. 130, Henkes #15.2

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