Historien om Sverige

Just nu kan du se serien Historien om Sverige på SVTPlay. Här följer du olika individer som utgör vår historia. I avsnitt 2 får du se Öremölla glasen, de var funna i en kittel tillsammans med en hålslev & en slev. Dessa föremål var begravda med sin ägare, en man som varit legosoldat i Romerska riket. I graven fanns även ett keramik kärl, ringbrynja & ylle fragment. 



Forna Glas Catalog

Explore our catalog ranging from the Viking Age to the Roman Iron Age. Uncover glassware, bowls, and bottles ideal for yourself or as a perfect gift.

Please note, we are still updating this website. More to come!

Birka Beaker 

Birka Beaker, discovered in Grave 539 (also known as Grave 644) at the Birka site, shines with its exquisite design featuring prominent optical knots adorning its body.

Similar beakers have been unearthed in Germany, but the Birka discovery stands out slightly in terms of color palette. Dating back to the Viking Age, this beaker boasts a capacity of 50cl and is available in Blue, Green, or Amber Brown hues.

530 sek  / SOLD OUT

Handblåst Vikinga Bägare med Autentisk Design från Forna Glas

Cone glas w stand

Cone glasses were prevalent throughout Scandinavia during the early migration period and persisted into the Viking age. These glasses varied in size and color, though they typically featured a pale green hue and lacked any intricate patterns.

Their presence at Birka is not unexpected, considering Birka's status as a significant trading hub. Numerous examples of these glasses have been uncovered at Birka.

Each glass typically holds 15cl of liquid.

370 sek

Birka small beaker

Recovered from tomb 750, these bell-shaped beakers are widespread across Scandinavia and Europe. Their size and color may vary slightly. Particularly favored within reenactment and LARP (Live Action Role-Playing) communities, these glasses date back to 900 AD.

Each beaker typically holds between 35-40cl of liquid and is available in either Green or Blue.

380 sek / 1 left in green
Bild av Handblåst Vikinga Bägare - Perfekt för Vikingamarknader från Forna Glas

Snartemo Beaker

Dated to 500 AD, preceding the Viking Age, this artifact has also been found in various locations across Scandinavia, such as Oslo and Denmark. The specific piece is a replica from Gotland, Snartemo, and is now on display at the Historical Museum in Stockholm in several different sizes.

With a capacity of 50 cl, this replica is available in two colors: Green or Amber Brown.

589sek 

Grötlingsbo Beaker

Dating back to 550-800 AD and discovered in Grötlingsbo, Gotland, this artifact poses an intriguing mystery. While its origins remain uncertain, there's speculation that it could have been crafted in England (Anglo-Saxon) or France before finding its way to Gotland, possibly through trade or looting.

What sets this piece apart is its unique manufacturing process—it's the sole known example in Scandinavia of glass being pressed into a form for its design, making it a truly exceptional find.

With a capacity of 40cl, this historical glass holds both cultural significance and a fascinating story waiting to be discovered.

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255 sek / few left

Birka glas Grave 644

Found in a double grave. A male warriors laid to rest beside a female. The grave has 79 items! Also to befound in same grave was 3 cone beakers, 1 optical beaker ( also in grave 539) and this one. 

The original one has more of a violet tone and a smal dark line runing under beneth the neck. Sadly our copies has not. But, it is a highly saught after glas, so get yours today! Dated 800-1100 AD

30cl

419 sek / only 2 left

Claw Beaker Kent, UK

Introducing the Blue Claw Beaker, unearthed in Wickhambreaux, Kent, England, and currently on display at the prestigious British Museum. Dating back to 600 AD during the Vendel period, this exquisite artifact offers both aesthetic beauty and practicality.

Despite its intriguing appearance, resembling something "troublesome," rest assured that it's just as delightful to behold as it is to hold. With a generous capacity of 45cl, this beaker promises a unique and enjoyable drinking experience.

760 sek / Not Available

S Kvinneby Beaker

This glass was discovered during excavation on the island of Södra Kvinnby, Öland, Sweden, with similar specimens found in Hammenhög, Scania, Sweden. Dating back to the late Roman Iron Age around 300 AD, it offers a fascinating glimpse into ancient craftsmanship.

Featuring decorative threading around its body and a sturdy base, this handcrafted glass typically exhibits a green hue, although variations are common due to its artisanal production. Additionally, both size and color may vary, adding to its unique appeal.

With a capacity of 40cl, this historical artifact combines historical significance with aesthetic charm, making it a prized addition to any collection.

369 sek
Romersk Järnålder-inspirerad Handblåst Glasbägare från Forna Glas

Roman Wineglas

Discovered in the grave of a warrior in Öremölla, Scania (Skåne), this artifact was accompanied by a cauldron along with two similar vessels, as well as two sets of ladles. Dating back to the Roman Iron Age around 100 AD, it represents a remarkable find from antiquity.

During this period, high-quality glass like this was only available from two regions: Greece or Egypt. Today, it's confirmed that this glass was crafted in Egypt, a fact supported by the extensive excavation work in the region, which has uncovered similar glasses and bowls.

With a capacity of 35cl, this ancient glassware not only holds historical significance but also showcases exquisite craftsmanship from a bygone era.

369 sek  / Few left

Little claw beaker

This tiny clawed beaker, discovered in Germany, presents a charming mystery yet to be fully unraveled. While the exact significance of this adorable replica remains elusive, examination of similar clawed beakers reveals that some were indeed very small.

Originating from various locations such as England, Europe, and Scandinavia, these clawed beakers are estimated to date back to around 600-700 AD. With a capacity of 20cl, this intriguing artifact invites further exploration into its historical context and significance.

635 sek / few left
Handblåst Glasbägare med Romersk Järnålder-inspiration från Forna Glas

Crackeld Roman Wineglas 

Glass fragments are commonly discovered in archaeological sites across various regions, including Italy, Greece, and even Egypt. However, what sets this particular glass apart is its unique characteristics. Featuring distinctive cracks on its surface, this glass neither boasts a shiny finish nor a matte texture. Instead, it exhibits a slightly rough appearance, yet remains remarkably dramatic in its allure.

Dating back to around 150 AD during the Roman Iron Age, this glass fragment offers a fascinating glimpse into ancient craftsmanship and aesthetics. With a capacity of 35cl, it represents both a historical artifact and an intriguing puzzle waiting to be explored further.

369 sek

Bild av Handblåst Glasbägare för Uppåkra Vendeltidsdagar från Forna Glas

Large Roman Beaker

Discover this remarkable beaker boasting a grand size and intricate design, meticulously handcrafted with a diamond pattern adorning its body. Its smooth texture exudes luxury, and the delightful sound it produces when toasted adds to its appeal. Rest assured, despite its size, the beaker features a small yet sturdy base, ensuring stability.

Unearthed on the scenic Swedish island of Gotland and dating back to 100 AD, this clear glass exemplifies high status. In the early days of glassmaking, clear glass was synonymous with luxury, mimicking the appearance of gemstones. Rock crystal was particularly esteemed, representing the pinnacle of elegance.

With a generous capacity of 50cl, this beaker not only holds historical significance but also serves as a testament to ancient craftsmanship and sophistication.

499 sek / only 1 left

Roman bottle 1 L


Houseware items like this one are frequently unearthed at archaeological sites, with Italy, Greece, and Germany being particularly common locations for such discoveries. These items come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors, often found in pale green, blue, or even purple hues. Equipped with lids and handles, they were used for storing liquids such as Garum or fermenting soon-to-be-drinkable foods.

This particular beauty boasts a capacity of exactly 1 liter, ideal for your alcoholic beverages or simply for carrying water!

Available exclusively in blue, it dates back to around 100-300 AD, representing both a functional household item and a fascinating piece of history.

380 sek
Birka Bj 539 - Ett Klassiskt Handblåst Glas från Forna Glas

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