Octagonal glass with thread support - Early Middle Ages

Item number: AH32020

The eight-sided brightly green glass has a decent and typical for that time design feature: a thread application. That going around glass thread at the same time serves as stabilisation of the upper edge.

Category: Historical Glass

23,90 €
≈ £ 21.96

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Shipping weight:
0,24 Kg
Dimensions ( width × height ):
7,00 × 12,50 cm

Glas in the Middle Ages - a piece of contemporary history

An especially beautiful and decorative item is the octagonal brightly green Middle Age forrest glass with its decent design features of a thread application.

octagonal Middle Ages forrest glass with thread application

  • epoch: Middle Ages
  • volume: circa 200 ml
  • colour: green
  • traditionally fabricated
  • handicraft

Glass in the Middle Ages - basic commodity and status symbol

The same as with other items, so the wealthy bourgeoisie, the nobility and clergy demonstrated their social status with valuable glass on the richly filled tables. Already in the 2nd millennium BC the fabrication of glass by the Egyptians became well-known. Because of the Romans that art of glass was refined and widely spread. After the destruction of the Roman Empire the art of melting glass passed into oblivion. Archeological discoveries verify the revival of the glass art in the Middle Ages.

Glass in the change of epochs - the forrest glass

In the year 475 AD in the Frankish Empire by the king Chlodwig the lost knowledge of glass fabrication in the ancient Rome was brought back again. Especially in wooded regions glass houses were created. In the 15th century among others in the Böhmer and Thüringer forrest forrest glass houses were formed. Here glass for basic commodities - the forrest glass - was fabricated. The most different glasses, drinking bowls, claw beaker, pointy cups and beautiful drinking cups with decorative elements just like drop ornamentation and thread application were fabricated.

Forrest glass - highlight for every fan of the Middle Ages

The octagonal forrest glass with its authentic thread application is a pretty reproduction according to an original burial discovery. For the lovers of medieval basic commodities it presents an stylish enrichment for every collection and re-enactment.

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