High Spun Foot Dutch Roemer c1670
Heading : 17th century Dutch roemer with raspberry prunts
Date : c1670
Origin : "Dutch" Provinces
Colour : Iron Green
Bowl : Tulip shape
Pontil : Snapped
Glass Type : Soda
Size : 12.3cm tall, 5.5cm bowl, 4.5cm foot
Condition : Excellent, no chips or cracks
Restoration : None
Weight :58 grams
The 17th Century was an extraordinary time of great artistic and economic development in the Netherlands. As one might expect from a 17th century country on the rise they were at war, or on the verge of it, for virtually the entire century. The second half of the Eighty Years War in which the Dutch achieved independence from Spain took up the first half of the century and extensive wars with Britain took up much of the second. Indeed at the time when this roemer was made it is entirely possible that the country in which it now resides would have been at war with its country of origin.
In our own county of Kent the Dutch attacked Chatham and Gillingham in The Raid of the Medway. They caught the Navy and those paid to protect them at Upnor castle unprepared and mostly drunk. Having not been paid for months and years morale was at an all time low.
The successful Dutch leaders, after sinking thirteen ships and capturing two ( many of which were originally captured from the Dutch), may well have celebrated by drinking to their success in glasses very much like this one. Mercifully the Glorious Revolution allowed for peace between ourselves and our Dutch friends and we could both get back to more pressing matters, namely harrying the French.
- Product Code: 20090442
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