Mouth-blown replica of a 17th-century Berkemeyer drinking glass.
Berkemeyer glasses with broad, cilinder-shaped hollow stems and funnel-shaped cups, were made in Germany from the 15th century onwards. Their shape can be traced back to earlier wooden drinking cups that were carved out of thick birch tree branches, or ‘berkemei’. The studs used to provide a grip on fingers greasy from a meal. Berkemeyers often feature in 17th-century still life paintings, such as Pieter Claesz, Vanitas still life, 1630.
Diameter base: 7 cm
Diameter cup: 9 cm
Height: 10.7 cm
The glasses are made by hand and can have small colour and imperfections in shape.