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Frankish Bell Beaker

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 12, 2015

This Frankish or Merovingian bell beaker has a wrythen-molded body in yellow glass with a fine opaque white trailing wrapped around the top and bottom.

H: 15cm

C: 5th-7th Century AD

Glass of the Dark Ages #13, Merseyside County Museum # B4, Sotheby’s London November 20,1987 #31

Frankish Bell Beaker

51E Frankish Bell Beaker

Merovingian Green Bell Beaker

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 7, 2015

Merovingian Green Bell Beaker

90E Merovingian green bell beaker

90E Merovingian green bell beaker

H: 13 cm

Late 6th-early 7th c. AD

Ref: Attila to Charlemagne #22.9 P273

ANGLO-SAXON GLASS BOWL

Posted in 3. European Glass, Anglo-Saxon Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 17, 2015

Anglo-Saxon or Merovingian Glass Bowl

This pale Merovingian green bowl is decorated with a smooth white trail at the rim.  Dating from the Merovingian period, bowls of this type have been discovered in Anglo-Saxon graves.

D: 12 cm

H: 4.5 cm

Late 5th or early 6th C

Ref: Dark ages #20, Corning  vol. 2 #652

Glass bowl from the Merovingian period

80E Glass bowl from the Merovingian period

Merovingian Glass Bell Beaker

Posted in CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 2, 2015

Merovingian Glass Bell Beaker

112E Merovingian bell beaker

112E Merovingian bell beaker

This is a yellowish-green glass beaker, bell-shaped with slight carination near the base. The sides are pattern-molded showing faint vertical ribs from top to bottom. The base is rounded off. It has been restored.

D: 6th Century
H: 9.5 cm

Ref: Wolf Collection #198, Corning Vol 2 #614, Attila to Charlemagne p. 272 #22.7

Merovingian Glass Bell Beaker

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on November 21, 2014

Merovingian Glass Bell Beaker

This Merovingian bell beaker is made of light yellow-green glass. It has a rounded and broad bottom and outward and upwardly flaring profile to the plain rim. Distinct pattern molded vertical ribs are noticeable on the body. Intact, with areas of encrustation and iridescent highlights. Ex. Martin Wunsch collection, NY

H: 10.3 cm
D: 6th Century AD
Ref: David Whitehouse, Roman Glass in Corning Museum of Glass, volume 2 # 614 P. 116-117, E. Marianne Stern, Roman, Byzantine, and early Medieval Glass 10 BCE- 700 CE.,#198

117E Merovingian trailed bell beaker

117E Merovingian bell beaker

Merovingian Palm Cup

Posted in 3. European Glass, Anglo-Saxon Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 6, 2014

Merovingian Palm Cup

This is a Frankish (Merovingian) palm cup of light green glass. The cup has the characteristic rounded form at the bottom and a rounded rim. Ex: Martin Wunsch collection, NYC.

H: 6.5 cm, Dia. 10 cm
Date: 600-800 AD
Ref: Verres Antiques et de L’Islam: Ancienne Collection de Monsieur D. (Auction at Hotel, 1985 lot 519), Catalogue of Anglo-Saxon Glass in the British Museum Vera I. Evison, P. 140 # 95

114E Merovingian Palm Cup

114E Merovingian Palm Cup

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