German - Wein Roemer|
6 Pack of Wine Glasses
Rummers, Römers or Roemers. 0.2 Liter
"German / France Wine Glasses by Romer"
Pack of 6 Roemer German / France Wein /
Wein Glasses / Weinglaesser / Weinroemer /
Rhein / Main / Mosel.
0,2 of Liter bowl.
Ruwer 0.20 LTR.
Mark. ARC FRANCE.
Rummers, Römers or Roemers,
were large drinking-glasses studded with prunts to
ensure a safe grip, popular in the Rhineland and the
Netherlands from the 15th through the 17th century.
They lacked the flared bowl of the Berkemeyer and had
much thinner walls.
The hollow base was built up by coiling strands of
molten glass around a conical core.
Römers were quite distinct from the Berkemeyers,
but both types evolved from the German “cabbage stalk”
glasses which were cylindrical with prunts.
Römers are usually green in colour and with
Berkemeyers were sometimes engraved with images and
From as early as the third century, skilled glass
workers along the Rhine were producing work of great
Excavations at Worms, Treves, Cologne
and in the Eifel revealed glass factories that were
probably Roman in origin - indeed, Römer is German
for Roman. Ancient Rhenish graves have yielded
gilt-decorated bowls and beakers which were made
using the fondo d'oro ('base of gold') process in
which the design is etched into a layer of gold on
the glass surface, and then covered by more glass.
These techniques persisted to the fifth century,
mythical and biblical themes enjoying great popularity.
Out of this era grew that hallmark of German glass,
the prunt, a design feature which is still found fifteen