Joke articles from late antiquity
An Angster or Kuttrolf is a bellied drinking vessel that has been popular for centuries. Originally it comes from the late antique Cologne. Not always made of forest glass, the Kuttrolf captivates with its unusual appearance. If you think you can just take a sip you are wrong.
The neck twisted from 5 tubes sits on an onion-shaped belly. It is a little bent. The spout has a conically shaped rim and is itself cupped. Thanks to these facts, you will often spill and hear a characteristic gurgle while drinking. Both are intended.
A Glucker bottle is a joker. That is why it is only possible to drink safely under the utmost caution. This circumstance provided regularly for cheerful tendency with celebrations. Thanks to the bowed neck, you can simply clamp the bottle under your belt.
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- Height: 20 cm
- Filling volume: 0.5 litres
- Glass body diameter: approx. 10 cm
- Colour: transparent green
- made of bohemian forest glass
- Replica from the 16th century
- mouth blown unique specimen
Pure glass art
The twisted neck of the bottle consists of 4 thin smooth glass tubes on the outside and a slightly thicker tube on the inside. This appears square. The four outer tubes sit about 1 cm from the inside on the lower onion-shaped glass body. They rotate around the middle strand and form a four-strand spiral with a thin glass connection from each 'corner' to the outer tube. The opening of the artfully crafted bottle neck forms a triangular shape in the tap. The vessel is an exception both optically and acoustically.
A piece of cultural history
The Glucker bottle was first mentioned in writing in 1220 in the Willehalm epic in Germany. For more than a thousand years the Kuttrolf was a mass-produced glass vessel. Until the 17th century, the hut people produced this bottle in so-called forest glassworks. All in all, the production is documented until the 19th century. Potash gives the forest glass its green colour. Only the Wolhabenden could afford glass. The clergy ran their own glassworks.
The hit at the next festival
Practice your drinking skills. Challenge your opponents and friends. With the Glucker bottle you bring a historical highlight to every event. In the meantime, you have a beautiful ornament in your home.
Try it out.
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