Early Germanic Prunt & Thumb Glasses Photos

Early Germanic glass drinking beakers & greaasy fingers caused glass blowers to add extra bits of bumpy glass (prunts) or create thumb glass indents (German: Daumenglas) to afford better grips.

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Glass claw beaker from Nettersheim, North Rhine-Westphalia at Neues Museum. Berlin, Germany.Glass beakers with prunts for firm grip from southern Germany & with enameled decoration from Venice at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.German Forest Glass Krautstrunk beakers with prunts & goblet at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.German footed beakers at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
Glass claw beaker (6th-early 7thC) from Nettersheim, North Rhine-Westphalia at Neues Museum. Berlin, 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.German Forest Glass Krautstrunk beakers with prunts & goblet (1500-1550) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.German footed beakers (16th C) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
German blown-blue-glass beaker with prunts at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Glass thumb glass with finger grips from Germany at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Green glass thumb cup from Germany at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.Netherlands glass drinking barrel at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
German blown-blue-glass beaker with prunts (late 15th or early 16th C) at The Cloisters. New York, NY.Glass thumb glass with finger grips (1st half 16thC) from Germany at Germanisches Nationalmuseum. Nuremberg, Germany.Green glass thumb cup (17thC) from Germany at Coburg Castle. Coburg, Germany.Netherlands glass drinking barrel (2nd half 17th C) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.
German daumenglas drinking vessel with finger indents to grasp it at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.German glass beakers at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.German filament glass brandy flask, thumb glass & drinking horn at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.
German daumenglas drinking vessel with finger indents to grasp it at Chrysler Museum of Art. Norfolk, VA.German glass beakers (17th C) at Corning Museum of Glass. Corning, NY.German filament glass (17thC) brandy flask, thumb glass & drinking horn at Schleswig Holstein State Museum. Schleswig, Germany.

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