Beaker, thumbed

These beakers have the angular tapered shape and thumbed foot typical of German pottery of the 15th C. Between 1200 and 1600 there was a huge boom in German pottery production, and pottery was imported throughout the Continent and England- so much so that it was used as ballast in ships and nearly extinguished domestic production in England. 

Our beaker is based on one in the collection of the Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Inv. F247. The beaker is dated 1400-1500, and was produced in Seigburg, Germany. (Published in 'Pre-industrial Utensils: 1150-1800' Museum Boymans-van Beuningen, Rotterdam, pg. 96) Beakers are made of terra cotta coloured clay and have a clear glaze inside which extends over the lip and part way down the side. The sides and bottom are unglazed and have the thumbed 'piecrust' finish found on cups and beakers in this period. Based on examples in the

MADE IN THE USA / SHOP LOCAL! - These are made in our home town of Ramona by a cottage artisan.Size - 3.25" across rim, 3.75" - 4" tall, approx 1.25 cup/10 oz. capacity. Made of red clay. Food safe glaze inside, unglazed outside. Not microwave safe.

Please note that due to the handcrafted nature of this item, dimensions, decoration & capacity are approximate and will vary slightly from piece to piece.

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  • Model: SL-DL-BEAK
  • Shipping Weight: 2lbs

This product was added to our catalog on Friday 15 August, 2014.