A simple tapered shape which was used throughout the medieval period in Europe. A glass of this shape with elaborate gold enamelwork was copied from a 13th cent Venetian piece formerly part of the Koffler collection (Switzerland) which is currently owned by a private collection in Kuwait.
A simple flared beaker is shown on the table in the painting of 'The Last Supper' by the Master of the Housebook (German, 1470). -right- A similarly shaped glass dated to the 2nd or 3rd qtr of the 16th C. is shown in Glas des Mittelalters und Der Renaissance Die Sammlung Karl Amendt (Glass of the Middle Ages and Renaissance Period The Karl Amendt Collection) Mit einem Beitrag von (With an essay by) Helmut Ricke (Page 192). -below-
Budget priced and less delicate than some of our other glassware, this glass is sturdy enough for everyday use and will travel safely to reenactments and events in your basket.
Upwardly tapering cylindrical body with flared lip.
Diameter at rim: 4"
Approximate capacity: 12 oz.
Individually hand blown for Olde Hansa Krambude in Estonia. Please note that due to the handcrafted nature of this item, dimensions, decoration & capacity are approximate and will vary slightly from piece to piece.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 19 January, 2009.