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A Römer with impressed prunts on the stem.

A prunt is a small blob of glass fused to another piece of glass. Prunts are applied primarily as decoration, but also help provide a firm grip in the absence of a handle.[1] Prunts may be impressed into decorative shapes, such as raspberries, blackberries, or lion's heads.

Prunts are a common stylistic element in German glassware, such as the rummer and Berkemeyer styles of drinking glass.



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  • "Packaging: The prunt". Saint Gobain. Archived from the original on April 9, 2005. Retrieved March 20, 2005.
  • "Glass information and glassware education". Abby Robinson. Retrieved March 20, 2005.