Beaker

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Norwegian
Beaker, possibly ca. 1600
Parcel-gilt silver
6 5/8 × 3 5/8 × 3 5/8 in. (16.83 × 9.21 × 9.21 cm)
Purchase, with funds from Charlie and Tammy Ahrens, Kathy and Steve Baptie, and Bill and Nancy Quinn in Memory of Donald Doud M2002.176
Photo credit: John Nienhuis
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This relatively small yet gracefully proportioned beaker was made in Norway. Produced in large numbers from the sixteenth through the eighteenth centuries, these so-called "Hanseatic" beakers are characterized by their inverted trumpet shape, subtly tapering contours, and Late Gothic design elements. Beakers were used as both ceremonial and everyday drinking vessels.

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