The popular Kuttrolf
The Gutter is a bottle with a round belly and a long, narrow neck that expands into a drinking bowl', says the Grimm brothers' dictionary. Also known as Angster, the Kuttrolf describes a drinking bottle with an onion-shaped belly that was popular in the Middle Ages.
The special feature of the construction lies in the neck, which consists of several tubes and is twisted, with the spout opening mostly formed like a bowl. The arched neck can be pushed under the belt and allows the drinking vessel to be carried by the man at all times. Drinking from the Kuttrolf produces a loud gurgling sound.
Kuttrolf - Glucker bottle straight
As a replica of old glass and vessel shapes from the Middle Ages, the Glucker bottle is based on historical models and manufactured in the traditional craft tradition using the suction-blow technique.
- Original replica of the medieval epoch
- Height: 20 centimetres
- Volume: 0.5 litres
- Dispensing opening 45 mm diameter
- Bottle belly diameter approx. 10 cm
The Kuttrolf as historical heritage
The name Kuttrolf or Kutt(e)rolf derives from the Latin 'guttur' for throat. The Kuttrolf was first mentioned in DE in 1220. The epic by Willehalm describes it as 'gutteral' for wine. Illustrations of the vessel are known from Leonhard Beck's wood engravings and the Dürer pupil Hans Weidnitz. Originally, the vessel came from Syria and was used as an essence and perfume flacon in ancient times. This traditional function was retained until the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.
The production technique of the Kuttrolf is documented in Cologne in the 3rd and 4th centuries. The main area of distribution of the multi-tube drinking vessel was mainly in the Middle and Upper Rhine area as well as in Northern DE. Due to its popularity, in 1406 a restriction on the production of Angstern was enacted in the Spessart. A glazier working alone was not allowed to produce more than 100 and a glazier with a helper was allowed to produce a maximum of 200 Kuttrolfs per day.
Antique Glucker bottle
The Kuttrolf is a must for every medieval event. Walk on the gurgling tracks of the past and experience the former drinking feeling. As a decorative replica, the traditionally manufactured Kuttrolf is always special.
Forum Traiani ® registered trademark