Berkemeyer, anonymous, c. 1625 - c. 1675

Berkemeyer, anonymous, c. 1625 - c. 1675

glass, h 12.5cm × d 12cm. More details

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.

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