Posted 5 years ago
Two months ago now I found this 'Fußbecher' at the monthly Wenty Collectors' Fair. It was my only buy that day and I came across it after three hours pounding the aisles!
What surprised me was the condition of the beaker. The enamel gilding was perfect. No chips. Everything intact! It was just a bit dirty internally as you can see from the pics.
Perhaps it is a later version of the Biedermeier style beakers produced in Bohemia by quite a few companies. A few years ago I had bought a beaker at the same market that you can see in pic.4 and I spent some researching it on the net. I returned to that site to read again the material by Walter Spiegl on the topic "Farbige und überfangene Gläser der Biedermeierzeit".
The colour of this beaker really is striking. A teal colour. In the article above Spiegl mentions glass of this same colour that was created by the use of Copper. The German term for this glass is 'Kupferglas'.
At any rate I'd appreciate any input from the CW glass fiends on this beaker.
Enamel and gilding around the deep cut areas.
Height: 14cm or 5.5"
Width at lip: 9.5 cm or 3.75"
Weight: 857 gr. 30 oz
A very small 6 or 9 in gilt in the centre of the ground and polished pontil.