Dutch or German roemer

Stock Number: 4096

This is what we believe to be a Georgian, Continental (probably Dutch or German), green roemer (or römer) dating from the middle of the 18th century, c1770. 
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 250 years of use.  It has a rough pontil mark on the middle of the foot.  
The glass has a cup-shaped bowl, measuring 5.2 cm (2.1 inches) in diameter at the rim.   The bowl is plain and sits on a hollow stem, open to the cup so that the Rhenish wine or other liquour would reach to the bottom of the stem.     The stem is 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 6.5 cm (2.6 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 cm (4.8 inches) in height and weighs just 112 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.  One of the bubbles in the bowl is large but unburst.  There is also a small black inclusion in the bowl.
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Dutch or German roemerDutch or German roemer
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