Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

SHALLOW ROEMER OR COUPE

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 19, 2017

This type of Wald glass is called a Roemer.  Roemers (Dutch) or Römer (German) are wine and beer glasses that evolved in the Rhineland and the Netherlands from the 17th Century.  The glass below has a shallow bowl with raspberry prunts on the stem.  A shallow bowl is a less common shape for Roemers. For additional information on Roemers in the collection click on this link

This type of Roemer has never been called a coupe glass, however the dates of it’s development coincide with that of  the coupe. The champagne coupe is a shallow, broad-bowled, saucer shaped stemmed glass generally capable of containing 4 to 8 oz. (120 to 240 ml) of liquid. Legend has it the shape of the coupe was modelled on the breast of French queen Marie Antoinette, but the glass was designed in England over a century earlier especially for sparkling wine and champagne in 1663. The coupe was fashionable in France from its introduction in the 1700s until the 1970s, and in the United States from the 1930s to the 1980s. Champagne glasses (active link)

H: 9 cm

2nd Half of 17th Century

Rijksmuseum #204

18E Shallow Roemer 2nd Half of 17th Century H 9cm

18E Shallow Roemer 2nd Half of 17th Century H 9cm

Early Roemer

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 29, 2016

EARLY ROEMER

The restored ovoid bowl on this early Roemer is attached to an open stem decorated with pulled prunts. This Roemer bowl is more flared than example 40E. Unlike later Roemers there is no spiral foot only a pinched “toed” base ring. This form is closer to the Berkemeyer example 12E, which has a flared bowl. The discoloration on this early Roemer is due to the soil where it was found.

 H: 10 cm

16th Century

Ref: Henkes #45.13,Glass V&A #42,Ritman Coll. #20

56E Early Roemer 16th Century H 10cm

56E Early Roemer 16th Century H 10cm

Engraved Roemer

Posted in 3. European Glass, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 22, 2016

Engraved Roemer

This Roemer has a small smooth rounded bowl with an engraved grapevine design.  The closed stem is decorated with raspberry prunts and connected to a spiral foot made from a glass thread.

H: 5 inches

Late 18th C.

05E Roemer

BERKEMEYER WALD GLASS

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Medieval Glass, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 25, 2016

This early type of Wald glass is called a Berkemeyer.  It has a flaring bowl on a prunted stem with pinched foot ring. Found in Germany. To view all the Roemers and Wald glass in this collection click here.

H: 9 cm

2nd  Half of 16th C.

Rijksmuseum # 171

12E Berkmeyer 2nd Half of 16th Century H 9cm

12E Berkemeyer 2nd Half of 16th Century H 9cm

Engraved Roemer

Posted in 3. European Glass, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 18, 2016

Engraved Roemer

The bowl on this Roemer has a faint ribbing with an engraved grapevine design circling the top. The open stem is decorated with raspberry prunts and connected to a spiral foot made from a glass thread.  It may be from the Netherlands.

H: 13 cm

Late 17th Century

08E Engraved Roemer

Large Dutch Roemer

Posted in 3. European Glass, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 6, 2016

This large pale green Roemer may be from  Holland. The plain bowl and open stem are large. The stem is decorated with raspberry prunts and connected to a short wide spiral foot made from a glass thread.

H: 16.5 cm

17th Century

Ref: Glass V&A #42

59E Large Dutch Roemer

Enameled Roemer (Ray’s Roemer)

Posted in 3. European Glass, Bohemian Glass, Enameled Glass, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 24, 2015

Enameled Roemer (Ray’s Roemer)

This Victorian enameled roemer was made in Europe and possibly decorated by the Bohemian glass-worker and designer Kolo L. Moser. It was given to us by a dear friend.

H: 4 ½ inches

1890-1910

57E Enamelled Roemer

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Small Green Glass Roemer

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 21, 2015

Small Green Glass Roemer

This is a beautiful example of a light green glass Roemer where proportion and execution are masterfully done.  It has a small rounded bowl with an open stem decorated with raspberry prunts and connected to a spiral foot made from a glass thread.  It may be from the Netherlands.

H: 11.5 cm

17th Century

Ref: Glass Source Book p. 65

Small Green Glass Roemer 106E

Small Green Glass Roemer 106E

Large Colorless Roemer

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 18, 2015

COLORLESS ROEMER

A large clear colorless Roemer.  The majority of Romers of this type were probably made in Northern Germany.

H: 16 cm

1700-1720

Rijksmuseum # 217

45E Large Colorless Roemer

45E Large Colorless Roemer

SHALLOW ROEMER WALD GLASS

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 25, 2014

This type of Wald glass is called a Roemer.  Roemers (Dutch) or Römer (German) are wine and beer glasses that evolved in the Rhineland and the Netherlands from the 17th Century.  The glass below has a shallow bowl with raspberry prunts on the stem.  A shallow bowl is a less common shape for Roemers. For additional information on Roemers in the collection click on this link

H: 9 cm

2nd Half of 17th Century

Rijksmuseum #204

18E Shallow Roemer 2nd Half of 17th Century H 9cm

18E Shallow Roemer 2nd Half of 17th Century H 9cm

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