Out of curiosity, anyone know of a site with good pictures of period
glassware? (In particular, I'm looking for the painted glassware that
is awfully reminiscent of the souvenir glasses you can buy at any major
This isn't a website, but if you can get ahold of a copy of "Glass of the
Sultans" by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Corning Museum of Glass,
it has a lot of great painted islamic glass. The cover art is a painted
glass with colorful birds.
Here are a couple of links from CMoG.org
A painted bowl from the
European painted glass
from Venice 1500-1525
From the Met...
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/slpg/hd_slpg.htm Stained, or
Luster-Painted, Glass from Islamic Lands
Also try The British Museum at www.thebritishmuseum.ac.uk - I did a quick
search on painted drinking glass and got 7 examples.
The Germans were real big on painted glass too. Do a Google on "Humpen" and
you should find lots of examples.
Thanks! I'm slowly figuring out the terminology ("glass" comes up with
a few zillion results...). The "beaker humpen" seem to be exactly
what I remember seeing in museums, and what I'm trying to find more
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