Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

MEROVINGIAN TRAILED BEAKER

Posted in 3. European Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 20, 2014

MEROVINGIAN TRAILED BEAKER

This is a Frankish (Merovingian) glass beaker with fine trailing. The piece is made from bubbly glass with a slight green tinge and has a bell-shaped body on a small circular pad base. At the top there is a splayed lip and below it there is a neck band of fine trailing. Intact. Ex Martin Wunsch collection, NYC.

There is a similar glass beaker  in our collection 54E Frankish Beaker.

H: 10.3 cm

D: 5-6th Century AD

Ref: Vera I. Evison, Catalogue of Anglo-Saxon Glass in the British Museum, Plate 3 #49 P. 131

116E Merovingian trailed Beaker

116E Merovingian trailed Beaker

ROMAN GLASS CANDLESTICK BALSAMARIUM

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 12, 2014

TALL CANDLESTICK BALSAMARIUM

A utilitarian bottle from the second century takes on an extraordinary appearance.  Weathering has left a beautiful iridescence over virtually the entire piece of glass. This vessel, used for perfume, was designed with a long neck inhibiting evaporation of the precious liquid within.

H: 18.5 cm
2-3rd C AD

Cf. Yale #157. Boston #47, Israel Museum #254

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32 R Candlestick balsamarium

Merovingian Palm Cup

Posted in 3. European Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Anglo-Saxon Glass, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 6, 2014

Merovingian Palm Cup

This is a Frankish (Merovingian) palm cup of light green glass. The cup has the characteristic rounded form at the bottom and a rounded rim. Ex: Martin Wunsch collection, NYC.

H: 6.5 cm, Dia. 10 cm
Date: 600-800 AD
Ref: Verres Antiques et de L’Islam: Ancienne Collection de Monsieur D. (Auction at Hotel, 1985 lot 519), Catalogue of Anglo-Saxon Glass in the British Museum Vera I. Evison, P. 140 # 95

114E Merovingian Palm Cup

114E Merovingian Palm Cup

SHALLOW ROEMER WALD GLASS

Posted in 3. European Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 25, 2014

This type of Wald glass is called a Roemer.  Roemers (Dutch) or Römer (German) are wine and beer glasses that evolved in the Rhineland and the Netherlands from the 17th Century.  The glass below has a shallow bowl with raspberry prunts on the stem.  A shallow bowl is a less common shape for Roemers. For additional information on Roemers in the collection click on this link

H: 9 cm

2nd Half of 17th Century

Rijksmuseum #204

18E Shallow Roemer 2nd Half of 17th Century H 9cm

18E Shallow Roemer 2nd Half of 17th Century H 9cm

PAIR OF ENGLISH “HOCK” GLASSES 1760

Posted in 3. European Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 15, 2014

GREEN “HOCK” GLASSES

A pair of green English plain-stemmed wine glasses the cup-shaped bowls have hammered verticle flutes. These green glasses were used for hock wine (white Rhine wine).

H: 6 in.

c. 1760

October 1994

Regency #93
Encyclopedia of glass P. 101

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35E GREEN “HOCK” GLASSES

BOHEMIAN ENGRAVED GOBLET

Posted in 3. European Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Bohemian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 8, 2014

Bohemian Engraved Goblet

This is a colorless glass engraved goblet.  The bowl has molded and spiked gadroons, solid stem with knops.  Engraving is a vine decoration. The goblet probably had a lid with a knop which match those on the stem.

H: 8.5 inches

1700-1720

Mersyside County Museum # D29, Christie’s May 15, 2007  sale lot#142 & 143

53E BOHEMIAN ENGRAVED WINE GOBLET 1700-1720

SALVIATI GOBLET

Posted in 3. European Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Salviati Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 1, 2014

This 1880 clear cristallo goblet is in the style of late 16th early 17th C wines.  The clear stem has blue scroll and clear pincered ornament. Made by the Barovier family for the Salviati Co.

H: 16cm

C. 1880

Barr p28

February 2005

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73E cristallo goblet 1880

ENGLISH BALUSTER

Posted in 3. European Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 26, 2014

This is a wine glass with bucket bowl on inverted baluster and base knop, with folded foot.English Baluster Wines are a group of  the most beautifully and well designed glasses ever made.

English c. 1720

H: 5 ¼ inches

Cf. Bickerton # 59, Regency # 25

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E20 English Baluster Wine Glass

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E20 English Baluster Wine Glass

BERKEMEYER WALD GLASS

Posted in 3. European Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Medieval Glass, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 18, 2014

This early type of Wald glass is called a Berkemeyer.  It has a flaring bowl on a prunted stem with pinched foot ring. Found in Germany. To view all the Roemers and Wald glass in this collection click here.

H: 9 cm

2nd  Half of 16th C.

Rijksmuseum # 171

12E Berkmeyer 2nd Half of 16th Century H 9cm

12E Berkmeyer 2nd Half of 16th Century H 9cm

SPANISH GLASS HOLY WATER STOUP

Posted in 3. European Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Spanish Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 11, 2014

This Spanish glass 18th century stoup was used as a basin for holy water in a Roman Catholic Church.  It was hung on the wall near the entrance of the church for worshipers to dip their fingers in before crossing themselves.  Also see an example of a holy-water stoup from the Low Countries.

18th Century

H: 9 1/2  in.

April 1992

Hermitage #34

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28E HOLY WATER STOUP, SPANISH

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