A German or Swiss blue-tinted Krautstrunk beaker, second quarter 16th century

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Lot 10*
A German or Swiss blue-tinted Krautstrunk beaker, second quarter 16th century

Sold for £ 35,000 (US$ 44,289) inc. premium
A German or Swiss blue-tinted Krautstrunk beaker, second quarter 16th century
The glass unusually of a rich blue colour, of ovoid shape applied with four flat prunts melted onto the surface, with an everted rim and a trailed double-ring foot, 7.7cm high

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    From the estate of a Swiss collector, purchased from Zuspa, December 1994

    The rich blue colour of the present lot is exceptional. An example apparently of a similar colour in the Städtische Kunstsammlungen, Danzig is illustrated by Franz Rademacher, Die Deutschen Gläser des Mittelalters, pl.41a. A closely-related Krautstrunk in a paler tone of blue is in the Karl Amendt Collection and was shown in the Corning Museum exhibition, Medieval Glass (2010), cat. no.80. See also the Amendt Collection catalogue (2005), no.42. An example of similar shape in green glass is illustrated by Baumgartner and Krueger, Phönix aus Sand und Asche (1988), p.350, fig.426.
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