Three Mamluk enamelled glass Fragments Egypt or Syria, 13th/14th Century
each formerly from the wall of a fluted drinking beaker, with inscription band in enamel and gilt largest 8.4 cm. long(3)
Gilded and enamelled glass beakers are perhaps the most common wares made by Ayyubid and Mamluk glassmakers. Fashioned as sets fitting into each other, they were produced in Egypt and Syria from the late 12th to the 14th Century, although stylistically these three fragments bear most similarity to those produced in the middle of 13th Century (Carboni, Stefano and David Whitehouse, Glass of the Sultans, New York, 2001, pp. 258).