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SOLD - 17th Century Dutch Roemer Wine Glass

Heading :Roemer Wine 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 with light rib moulding
Stem : Hollow with two rows of applied raspberry prunts witl milled collar above and plain collar below
Foot : Fused coiled glass thread
Pontil : Snapped  
Glass Type : Soda
Size : 5 inches tall with 2 3/8 inch rim and 2 1/8 inche foot
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks, there is a small annealing faullt in the bowl and another in the stem (see Additonal Information)
Restoration : None
Weight: 87 grams

Additional Information : The annealing faults have not come to the surface of the glass and have been embedded within the glass since it was made over 300 years ago.  Roemen in old Dutch translates as "celebrate" or "boast".  Roemers were made in Germany to supply the Dutch market, but this shape is attributed low the countries. 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.

References :

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

Miller’s Glass Buyers Guide – Page 63.

Miller’s Glass Buyers Guide – Page 84.

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  • Product Code: 2016051021
  • Availability: Sold
  • £545.00

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