site and scientific evidence. The use of glass in medieval society was then examined. The sites where glass was excavated were investigated, to establish who used glass. They were found to be high-status castles, manors and palaces; monastic and other ecclesiastical sites; and affluent urban residences. Surprisingly, no glass was found to have been used on less wealthy sites. The social situations in whic
The Aldrevandini Beaker, 1330 This beaker is a particularly well preserved example of Venetian medieval glassware. It is not believed that this glass was made for a particular family, as there are three different heraldic shields on the glass. The Latin inscription on the beaker translates as ‘Master Aldrevandin made me’.
Jasper Cup with Gilded-Silver Mounts, third quarter 14th century. Made in Prague. Bohemian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Mrs. Charles Wrightsman Gift, in honor of Annette de la Renta, 2000 (2000.504)
The Aldrevandini Beaker. Venice ca. 1330. Inscription reads: "Master Aldrevandin made me." Enameled glass. H.: 13 cm.; Dia. 10.9 cm. Possibly influenced by Syrian glass; at one time was considered to be "Syro-Frankish." -- See more at: http://stnelson.com/sca/docs/Aldrevandini_v2.pdf