Beaker (Krautstrunk)


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This ordinary drinking vessel is decorated with applied drops of glass drawn into points, or prunts. The adornments give the beaker its name: Krautstrunk, a German word meaning "cabbage stalk." Although primarily decorative, the prunts also gave the drinker a surer grip on the vessel, which was heavy when filled.

Beaker (Krautstrunk), Free-blown glass with applied decoration, German

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