Berkemeyer, anonymous, c. 1625 - c. 1675
A Berkemeyer is a wine glass with a wide, low stem and a flaring conical bowl. Its form is thought to derive from wooden beakers carved from birch. The prunts on the stem (blobs of molten glass applied to the surface) afforded a better grip. At a time when forks were not in common use and people often had greasy fingers, this was not a superfluous luxury.