Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Beer is one of the oldest and most popular alcoholic beverages dating back to the 6th Millennium BC.   Beginning in the Middle East and Egypt in the earliest history its popularity spread throughout the world in later times.

The following pictures show examples from our collection to illustrate various styles of vessels for drinking beer.

Frankish Cone Beaker, H: 6 3/8 inches, Late 5thC. to first half of 6thC.

Frankish Beaker, H: 6 inches, 5th-7th C

German Enamelled Tankard, H: 4 1/2 inchs, Mid-Late 18th C

German Bandwurm Glass, 7 3/4 inches, 1740-1760

Trailed Mug (American or German), H:6 1/2 inches, Late 18th C

Engraved Mug (American or German), H; 6 1/2 inches, Late 18th C

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