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Reliquary Beaker (Krautstrunk)
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This artwork is currently on display in Gallery 010
Although the original meaning of the term is uncertain, a Maigelein is generally a small shallow beaker used for drinking wine or other distilled beverages. The surface decoration of both vessels was achieved by rolling a hot gather of glass against a patterned surface. Because these ordinary vessels were little valued, few have survived intact.
[ A. Vecht Kunstzalen , Amsterdam] ; [ Sotheby's, London (November 10,1938, lot 83)] ; A. von Frey , Paris ; Ruth and Leopold Blumka , New York (sold 1985)
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