A glass beaker with trailed decoration

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A glass beaker with trailed decoration

These fragments, forming most of the body of a tall beaker in pale greenish glass, were found in Queen Street in a context of c. 1600. The vessel is made in the Venetian manner, but probably in a north European glasshouse such as those which operated in the Netherlands and London. A single strand of glass has been wound around the body, then pinched at intervals in the manner known as a 'chequered spiral trail'.

Acknowledgments: RAM Museum Exeter Archaeology