~ A Nicely Decorated Glass
The stein shown at the right
illustrates some of the magic which is achievable with glass. This stein was
mouth-blown and shaped by hand in amber-colored glass. The handle and decorative
prunts were added after the body was formed, using a complementary blue colored
glass. At this point the glass blower was done with the piece, and it was passed
to a glass cutter who added a floral design between the prunts using small
copper disks to etch the glass. This stein was further customized with an
inscription below the rim: "P. Fischer z. 22 Geburtstage d. 12.3.87. ge?.
v. K.M." - a gift for P. Fischer's 22nd birthday from K.M. Now the fully
decorated glass was ready to leave the glass shop and go to the pewterer, who
finished the piece with a nice lid and thumblift. Closeup photos of these
decorative techniques are shown below.