Viking & Medieval Glasses

Jelling Dragon Viking glasses

Viking glasses, Viking mead sets, Viking cone beakers, Viking claw beakers, Medieval glasses & Medieval Kuttrolfs.

Our Viking and early Medieval glasses are all produced by hand using the same techniques that were employed 1000 years ago, making each glass a unique work of art. The raw materials for our Viking glasses are specially prepared to attain the colour, structure and air bubbles that can be found in the originals.

Viking Cone Beakers

The cone beaker was the most common type of glass vessel during the Viking age. A large number have been found in Scandinavia and across Europe. The following examples are all copies of finds from the Viking trading centre of Birka in Sweden.

SG300 - Plain Cone Beaker with Iron Stand

SG300 - Plain Cone Beaker with Iron Stand

Handmade glass beaker with hand-forged iron serpent stand.

  • Handmade green tinted glass and iron stand.
  • Glass replica of a Viking find from Birka.
  • Capacity 200ml (6.75 US fl.oz).
  • Glass height 13.5cm (5.5"), with stand 15.5cm (6.2"), diameter 9cm (3.3").

SG300 - Plain Cone Beaker with Iron Stand:
£20.00 (US$ | €)

SG295 - Plain Cone Beaker with Iron Stand & Blue Rim

SG295 - Plain Cone Beaker with Iron Stand & Blue Rim

Handmade glass beaker with hand-forged iron serpent stand.

  • Handmade green tinted glass and iron stand.
  • Glass replica of a Viking find from Birka.
  • Capacity 200ml (6.75 US fl.oz).
  • Glass height 13.5cm (5.5"), with stand 15.5cm (6.2"), diameter 9cm (3.3").

SG295 - Plain Cone Beaker with Iron Stand & Blue Rim:
£25.00 (US$ | €)

SG301 - Decorated Cone Beaker with Iron Stand

SG301 - Decorated Cone Beaker with Iron Stand

Handmade glass beaker with hand-forged iron serpent stand.

  • Handmade green tinted glass and iron stand.
  • Glass replica of a Viking find from Birka.
  • Capacity 200ml (6.75 US fl.oz).
  • Glass height 13.5cm (5.5"), with stand 15.5cm (6.2"), diameter 9cm (3.3").

SG301 - Decorated Cone Beaker with Iron Stand:
£27.00 (US$ | €)

SG301a - Decorated Cone Beaker with Iron Stand & Blue Rim

SG301a - Decorated Cone Beaker with Iron Stand & Blue Rim

Handmade glass beaker with hand-forged iron serpent stand.

  • Handmade green tinted glass and iron stand.
  • Glass replica of a Viking find from Birka.
  • Capacity 200ml (6.75 US fl.oz).
  • Glass height 13.5cm (5.5"), with stand 15.5cm (6.2"), diameter 9cm (3.3").

SG301a - Decorated Cone Beaker with Iron Stand & Blue Rim:
£29.00 (US$ | €)

SG298 - Plain Cone Mead Glass with Iron Stand

SG298 - Plain Cone Mead Glass with Iron Stand

Handmade mead glass with hand-forged iron serpent stand.

  • Handmade green tinted glass and iron stand.
  • Glass replica of a Viking find from Birka.
  • Capacity 100ml (3.38 US fl.oz).
  • Glass height 10cm(4"), with stand 12cm (4.75"), diameter 7cm (2.75").

SG298 - Plain Cone Mead Glass with Iron Stand:
£15.00 (US$ | €)

Viking Mead Sets

Handmade Viking mead bottles, sold separately, or with a choice of 2 cone glasses that are listed above.

SG305 - Viking Mead Set

SG305 - Viking Mead Set with 2 x SG300 Glasses

Glass Mead bottle on iron stand, with or without 2 x glasses.

  • Handmade green tinted glass and iron serpent stand.
  • Choose bottle on its own, or select which glasses you want.
  • Total Bottle height on stand 27.5cm (10.75"). Bottle height 23cm (9").
  • Bottle capacity 400ml (13.5 US fl.oz).
SG305 - Viking Mead Set:
Bottle only: £29.00 (US$ | €)
Bottle + SG298 Mead Glasses: £55.00 (US$ | €)
Bottle + SG300 Glasses: £65.00 (US$ | €)
Bottle + SG295 Glasses: £75.00 (US$ | €)
Bottle + SG301 Glasses: £80.00 (US$ | €)
Bottle + SG301a Glasses: £85.00 (US$ | €)

Claw Beakers

Copies of migration period glasses from Scandinavia and England. Each one is a unique hand made work of art.

SG682 - Green Claw Beaker

SG682 - Green Claw Beaker

Green glass claw beaker from England and Norway, 6th Century.

  • Handmade free-standing green tinted glass.
  • Glass replica of Viking finds from England & Norway.
  • Capacity 500ml (16.9 US fl.oz).
  • Glass height 19cm (4"), diameter 8.5cm (3.35").

SG682 - Green Claw Beaker:
£52.00 (US$ | €)

SG851 - Borre Claw Beaker

SG851 - Borre Claw Beaker

Green glass claw beaker with white glass decoration, from Borre, Norway, 6th Century.

  • Handmade free-standing green tinted glass.
  • Glass replica of a Viking find from Borre, Norway.
  • Capacity 575ml (19.4 US fl.oz).
  • Glass height 19cm (4"), diameter 8cm (3.15").

SG851 - Borre Claw Beaker:
£54.00 (US$ | €)

SG713 - Large Green Glaw Beaker

SG713 - Large Green Glaw Beaker

Green glass claw beaker from England and Sweden, 7th Century.

  • Handmade free-standing green tinted glass.
  • Glass replica of Viking finds from England & Sweden.
  • Capacity 850ml (28.75 US fl.oz).
  • Glass height 27.5cm (10.8"), diameter 10.5cm (4.2").

SG713 - Large Green Glaw Beaker:
£99.00 (US$ | €)

Other Viking Glasses from Birka

The excavations at the ancient Viking trader centre of Birka in Sweden have revealed many unique finds in Viking graves. The following glasses are reproductions of three such finds.

SG303 - Persian Glass

SG303 - Persian Glass

Clear Persian glass with etched floral decoration.

  • Handmade clear glass with etched design.
  • Glass replica of a Viking find from Birka, Sweden.
  • Capacity 500ml (16.9 US fl.oz).
  • Glass height 9cm (3.5"), diameter 10cm (4").

SG303 - Persian Glass:
£29.00 (US$ | €)

SG632 - Round Glass from Birka

SG632 - Round Glass from Birka

Round Viking glass with added glass decoration.

  • Handmade green tinted glass with etched design.
  • Glass replica of a Viking find from Birka, Sweden.
  • Capacity ml ( US fl.oz).
  • Glass height 9cm (3.5"), diameter cm (").

SG632 - Round Glass from Birka:
£32.00 (US$ | €)

SG304 - Small Viking Shot Glass

SG304 - Small Viking Shot Glass

Small, clear Viking "shot" glass.

  • Handmade clear glass.
  • Glass replica of a Viking find from Birka, Sweden.
  • Capacity 100ml (3.4 US fl.oz).
  • Glass height 6.5cm (2.5"), diameter 6cm (2.35").

SG304 - Small Viking Shot Glass:
£10.00 (US$ | €)

Medieval Glasses

SG611 - Medieval Beer Glass

SG611 - Medieval Beer Glass

Medium sized Medieval beer glass.

  • Handmade green tinted glass.
  • Glass replica of based on various Medieval finds, 12th - 14th Century.
  • Capacity 450ml (15.2 US fl.oz).
  • Glass height 17cm (6.7"), diameter 8.5cm (3.3").

SG611 - Medieval Beer Glass:
£20.00 (US$ | €)

Kuttrolfs

SG119 - Kuttrolf

SG119 - Kuttrolf

Replica hand blown medieval glass kuttrolf bottle, 14th century.

  • Handmade green tinted glass.
  • Glass Medieval replica of a Kuttrolf bottle.
  • Used for wine & makes special glugging sound when poured!
  • Holds a full bottle of wine / mead!
  • Capacity 750ml (25.3 US fl.oz).
  • Height 22cm (8.6"), diameter 11cm (4.3").

SG119 - Kuttrolf:
£30.00 (US$ | €)

History

Glass was first produced about 5000 years ago in the middle east presumably as a development of pottery glazes. The earliest blown glass is from the 1st century AD and was produced in the Eastern Mediterranean. The art of glass blowing spread rapidly over Europe, mostly within the Roman Empire. One of the earliest centres was situated around the Rhine Valley in what is now Germany and eastern France. Further expansion over Europe took place during the 6-7th Century when the first pieces started appearing in Scandinavia.