Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

7. TECHNICAL QUESTIONS ABOUT HISTORICAL GLASS (pulldown menu) » Stem definition: This is a so called “snake” or “serpent” stem. The funnel shaped bowl is set via a merese directly under the bowl thru a short full glass narrowed down section to the top part of the hollow twisted ribbed stem. The first part, running to about half stem height, comes down straight and forms from there the typical looped bottom part, then progressing into “snaked” windings going all the way back to the top part of the stem. The “snake” stem is set with a merese to the somewhat conical foot. The stem is accentuated by a short blue colored element. A quite exuberant stem architecture for that period.Glas # 95-1.jpeg

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