Northern European & Germanic Drinking Glasses Photos

Starting about the late 17th Century drinking glasses evolved into the cylindrical or tapered flat bottomed beakers we recognize today. However, many of the museum examples on this page are highly decorated in evolving fashions.

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Glass beakers with prunts for firm grip from southern Germany & with enameled decoration from Venice at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Bohemian or German glass beaker with St. Christopher & covered tankard with Baptism of Christ at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Central German beakers on ball feet with engravings of Brandenburg & Bavarian electors at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Glass covered beaker on ball feet engraved with scene of Nuremberg from Hessen? at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Glass beakers (l) with prunts for firm grip from southern Germany (c1300) & (r) with enameled decoration from Venice (14thC) at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Bohemian or German glass beaker with St. Christopher (1659) & covered tankard with Baptism of Christ (c1600-25) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Central German beakers on ball feet (1675 & 87) with engravings of Brandenburg & Bavarian electors at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Glass covered beaker on ball feet engraved with scene of Nuremberg (c1680) from Hessen? at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.
Central German beaker on ball feet with engraving of Holy Roman emperor at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Glass beaker enameled with elector on horseback at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Glass mug with enameled bride & groom , beaker engraved with coat of arms c1680 & imperial eagle humpen at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Glass electors beaker from Franconia or Thuringia at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.
Central German beaker on ball feet (1685) with engraving of Holy Roman emperor at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Glass beaker enameled with elector on horseback (c1684) at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Glass mug with enameled bride & groom (1690), beaker engraved with coat of arms c1680 & imperial eagle humpen (1619) at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.Glass electors beaker (end 17thC) from Franconia or Thuringia at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.
Glass beaker with Saxon coat of arms from Nuremberg at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.Collection of German glass at Tucher Mansion Museum. Nuremberg, Germany.German glass beakers at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Glass beaker with bronze profile of Roman emperor from Saxony at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.
Glass beaker with Saxon coat of arms (end 17thC) from Nuremberg at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.Collection of German glass at Tucher Mansion Museum. Nuremberg, Germany.German glass beakers (17th C) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Glass beaker with bronze profile of Roman emperor (1707) from Saxony at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.
Painted glass with portrait of King Charles XII of Sweden from Germany at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.French glass enamelled goblet with inscriptions at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Bohemian cut glass beaker etched with bear hunt scene at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.Bohemian glass armorial beaker at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Painted glass with portrait of King Charles XII of Sweden (1714) from Germany at German Historical Museum. Berlin, Germany.French glass enamelled goblet with inscriptions (1722) at Museum of Decorative Arts. Paris, France.Bohemian cut glass beaker etched with bear hunt scene (1730-50) at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.Bohemian glass armorial beaker (c1748) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Bohemian Zwischengoldglas Armorial Beaker of abbot of a Bohemia monastery at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Glass beaker from Venice at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.Glass vessels from Bohemia at Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.German or Bohemian engraved & gilded drinking glasses at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.
Bohemian Zwischengoldglas Armorial Beaker of abbot of a Bohemia monastery (c1748) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Glass beaker (2nd half 18thC) from Venice at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.Glass vessels from Bohemia (18th C) at Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya. Barcelona, Spain.German or Bohemian engraved & gilded drinking glasses (18th C) at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.
Bohemian cut glass beaker etched with country scenes at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.Russian wineglasses with portraits of General Wittgenstein prob. by Nikol'skoye of Bakhmetiev Crystal Works at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Russian double-walled beakers one showing balloon flight by Nikol'skoye of Bakhmetiev Crystal Works at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Russian double-walled beaker showing balloon flight by Bakhmetiev Crystal Works at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Bohemian cut glass beaker etched with country scenes (1800-25) at LACMA. Los Angeles, CA.Russian wineglasses with portraits of General Wittgenstein (1814 & 1810-20) prob. by Nikol'skoye of Bakhmetiev Crystal Works at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Russian double-walled beakers (1814 & 1800-20) one showing balloon flight by Nikol'skoye of Bakhmetiev Crystal Works at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Russian double-walled beaker (1814) showing balloon flight by Bakhmetiev Crystal Works at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Glass beaker engraved with portrait of General Field Marshall Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher hero of Waterloo from northern Bohemia at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.Glass beaker engraved with portrait of King Friedrich August I of Saxony from Bohemia at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.Decorated glass beakers from workshop of Anton Kothgasser at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria.Decorated glass beakers from workshop of Anton Kothgasser at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria.
Glass beaker engraved with portrait of General Field Marshall Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher hero of Waterloo (1816) from northern Bohemia at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.Glass beaker engraved with portrait of King Friedrich August I of Saxony (c1818) from Bohemia at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.Decorated glass beakers (c1815-33) from workshop of Anton Kothgasser at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria.Decorated glass beakers (c1815-33) from workshop of Anton Kothgasser at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria.
Black Hyalith glass beaker & Agatine glass plate both probably by glassworks of count of Buquoy of Southern Bohemia at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Glass beakers with goldfish & four-leaf clover from workshop of Anton Kothgasser at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria.Austrian glass footed beaker probably by Anton Kothgasser at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Austrian glass beakers with transparent enameled village scenes by workshop of Anton Kothgasser at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Black Hyalith glass beaker (c1818-25) & Agatine glass plate (c1830-40) both probably by glassworks of count of Buquoy of Southern Bohemia at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Glass beakers with goldfish & four-leaf clover (c1820) from workshop of Anton Kothgasser at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria.Austrian glass footed beaker (1820) probably by Anton Kothgasser at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Austrian glass beakers (Ranftbecher) with transparent enameled village scenes (1820-30) by workshop of Anton Kothgasser at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Austrian glass beaker with egrets possibly by Georg Lamprecht of Vienna at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Austrian glass beakers with transparent enameled scenes by workshop of Anton Kothgasser at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Bohemian glass Lithyalin beaker by Friedrich Egermann of Haida & Hyalith beaker at by glassworks of count of Buquoy at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Bohemian Opaque Hyalith glass beaker with love allegories plus cup & saucer possibly by Anton Ambrosius Egermann of Haida at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Austrian glass beaker (Ranftbecher) with egrets (c1820) possibly by Georg Lamprecht of Vienna at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Austrian glass beakers (Ranftbecher) with transparent enameled scenes (1820-28) by workshop of Anton Kothgasser at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Bohemian glass Lithyalin beaker (1830-40) by Friedrich Egermann of Haida & Hyalith beaker (1825-40) at by glassworks of count of Buquoy at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Bohemian Opaque Hyalith glass beaker with love allegories plus cup & saucer (c1835-50) possibly by Anton Ambrosius Egermann of Haida at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Drinking glass with portrait of King Max I Joseph prob. Harrachsdorf- Neuwelt in Bohemia at Bavarian National Museum. Munich, Germany.Bohemian glass beaker by Dominik Biemann of Franzensbad at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Glass beaker with portrait of King Ludwigs I prob. Baccarat at Bavarian National Museum. Munich, Germany.Bohemian Biedermeier glass overlay beaker with portrait sulphide , beaker with Chinoiserie & beaker probably by Neuwelt glassworks at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Drinking glass with portrait of King Max I Joseph (c1826-30) prob. Harrachsdorf- Neuwelt in Bohemia at Bavarian National Museum. Munich, Germany.Bohemian glass beaker (c1830) by Dominik Biemann of Franzensbad at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Glass beaker with portrait of King Ludwigs I (c1840) prob. Baccarat at Bavarian National Museum. Munich, Germany.Bohemian Biedermeier glass overlay beaker with portrait sulphide (1841-51), beaker with Chinoiserie (c1835-40) & beaker probably by Neuwelt glassworks (1830-50) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Moorish-style glasses from Vienna & Paris at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Bohemian & Austrian glass beakers & goblet at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Glass beakers with engravings into colored layers at Hamburg History Museum. Hamburg, Germany.Collection of glass goblets & steins where outer colored layer is cut away to form silhouette decorative souvenir pictures of northern Germany at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.
Moorish-style glasses (1870s-1929) from Vienna & Paris at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Bohemian & Austrian glass beakers & goblet (1875-1900) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.Glass beakers with engravings into colored layers (mid 19thC) at Hamburg History Museum. Hamburg, Germany.Collection of glass goblets & steins (19thC) where outer colored layer is cut away to form silhouette decorative souvenir pictures of northern Germany at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.
Two-colored goblet where outer violet color is cut away & etched to show local views around Teplitz from northern Bohemia at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.Glass footed beaker by Dagobert Peche & made for Wiener Werkstätte at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria.Drinking glasses with etched gold rims by Glashütte Valentin Eisch KG, of Frauenau at Deutsches Museum. Munich, Germany.Bohemian cut glass colored beakers at Czech Cultural Center. Houston, TX.
Two-colored goblet where outer violet color is cut away & etched to show local views around Teplitz (mid 19thC) from northern Bohemia at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.Glass footed beaker (1916) by Dagobert Peche & made for Wiener Werkstätte at Historical Museum of City of Vienna. Vienna, Austria.Drinking glasses with etched gold rims (1989) by Glashütte Valentin Eisch KG, of Frauenau at Deutsches Museum. Munich, Germany.Bohemian cut glass colored beakers at Czech Cultural Center. Houston, TX.
Bohemian cut crystal beaker at Czech Cultural Center. Houston, TX.


Bohemian cut crystal beaker at Czech Cultural Center. Houston, TX.



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