Claw beaker

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Claw beaker

A beaker decorated with claw- or trunklike protrusions made by applying blobs of hot glass that melted the parts of the wall to which they were attached. The blobs were then blown outward and manipulated to resemble hollow claws. Claw beakers were made in Europe between the fifth and seventh centuries A.D. Similar decoration was made in Germany in the 16th century.

Alternate Spellings: 
claw beakers
rüsselbechers
russelbecher
russelbechers
Term Variations: 
Rüsselbecher
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