Carafes made of forest green glass have been produced in various shapes and sizes all over Europe, mostly according to Italian designs. The first patterns can be found in the 13th century. The largest buyers of this glass were castles, monasteries and churches. In Bohemia, the first findings of this glass date back to about 1460.
Bottles were made in different shapes and sizes. Their use was found in the dining room as well as in the furnishings of castle kitchens (vinegar, oil ...) and cellars for the preservation of rare wines. One of the most used types of bottles in the middle Ages was the kutrolf. It is the originally late antique decorative bottle present in a number of variants with one, two or more cannulae.