Dutch or German roemer

Stock Number: 4100

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, Continental (probably Dutch or German), green roemer (or römer) dating from the turn of the 18th/19th centuries, c1800. 
 
The glass is in excellent condition for its age.  It shows the age related wear and tear to the rim of the foot and the rim of the bowl consistent with some 200 years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the middle of the foot.  
 
The glass has a cup-shaped bowl, measuring 5.7 cm (2.3 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl is plain and sits on a hollow stem, decorated with an irregular milled band to the top and with one row of three applied raspberry prunts.  The stem leads to a conical spirally trailed foot which measures 7.5 cm (3 inches) in diameter.    Such early feet on roemers were, of course, manufactured from a single coil of glass spirally trailed from the top of the stem, probably around a wooden cone.   Later feet had the glass trailed onto a plain foot and even later feet were moulded to simulate the spiraling.  The glass is 12.3 cm (4.9 inches) in height and weighs just 132 g.  There are no chips, cracks, significant scratches or any obvious evidence of restoration.  There are a number of tiny inclusions and small bubbles in the metal of the bowl as is to be expected of soda glass of the period.  
 
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Dutch or German roemerDutch or German roemer
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