Fragments of two glass beakers: late 13th - early 14th century
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 29cm x 22cm

Fragments of two glass beakers: late 13th - early 14th century

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Fragments of two glass beakers with painted enamel decoration. The example on the left has incribed the word: "SBARTOLAMEUSFE" around the rim. The example on the right, is painted with a lion and a blue wolf on a shield. These two glass beakers were found in a chalk-lined cess-pit in the goldsmiths' quarter of London, this glass comprises fragments of at least eight vessels, all beakers for wine, decorated in coloured enamel. The designs include figures of saints, a pelican, and shields, one with a blue wolf, the arms of the Wolfsberg family who held land near Augsburg, in the south of Germany. The glasses were probably made in Venice, intended for export. Two of them carry the maker's name – 'Master Bartholomew'. Venetian records contain references to a man of this name, a 'painter of glasses', he was working in Venice between 1290 and 1325.
 

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Date

1290 AD - 1325 AD
 

Image Number

000115
 

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