A Dutch or North German Roemer Glass c1670

Heading : A Dutch or North German Roemer Glass
Date : 1660-1680 according to Henkes methodology
Period : Second half 17th century
Origin : Netherlands or Germany but the style is more typically Dutch
Colour : Clear green tinted with some bubbles and inclusions
Bowl :  Tulip
Stem : Hollow with two rows of applied raspberry prunts
Foot : Fused coiled glass thread
Pontil : Snapped  
Glass Type : Soda
Size : Height 10.4cm
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks. There are two threads of glass between the prunts, this is from manufacture. The bowl has sagged a little during annealing, a common feature in many pieces of early glassware
Restoration : None
Weight: 64 grams

Roemen in old Dutch translates as "celebrate" or "boast".  Roemers were made in Germany to supply the Dutch market, but this shape is attributed to local rather than imported producers. The foot was produced by trailing a thread of molten glass around a conical core. Unlike later examples this is thus ribbed on both external and internal surfaces. You will find this very shape of glass in many still life paintings by Dutch masters. The prunts were applied to facilitate a better grip when eating and drinking with greasy fingers.

The bowl is small and was probably not intended for wine. This would be ideal for a glass Hollands or Geneve, what we now refer to ad Gin

References : The History of Glass By Dan Klein and Ward Lloyd – Page 137.

Glass Source Book By Jo Marshall – Page 65.

An Illustrated Dictionary of Glass By Harold Newman – Page 264.



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