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.
Encyclopedia of glass P. 101
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
Mersyside County Museum # D29, Christie’s May 15, 2007 sale lot#142 & 143
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.
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
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
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.
H: 9 1/2 in.
ROEMER WITH SPHERICAL PRUNTS
This Roemer has a spherical bowl with vertical ribs and a high concave coiled foot. The stem is decorated with two rows of smooth spherical prunts. A prunt is a blob of glass applied to a glass object, ususally a drinking vessel. The transition from bowl to stem is marked by a milled thread. Provenance is Netherlands or Germany. For additional information on Roemers in the collection click on this clink.
H: 12 cm
Rijksmuseum # 190-191
Henkes P. 259
PALE GREEN ROMAN GLASS PITCHER
This beautiful pale green pitcher has a domed body with a flat base slightly hollowed. The graceful neck, funnel-mouth and arched handle combine to make a lovely example of glassware from the period. In addition to the pale color it has patches of unusual “opalescent” type of iridescence. There is a row of faint mold-blown indents on the body which indicates this piece was removed from the mold and further inflated. The green thread handle was first attached at the shoulder then pulled up and attached at the mouth. The piece is intact and was found in Israel.
Third to Fourth Century A.D.
H: 9.5 cm, Rim D: 4.5 cm
Cf. Hayes 1975, #416, #438, APC #Z-15
SMALL BLUE ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
This precisely shaped globular bottle was probably used for perfume or bath oil. Its delicate proportion and intense cobalt blue color make it a fine example of glass vessels of the period. Unguentaria, or perfume bottles are probably the earliest blown glass vessels. In their simplest form they are merely a bubble on the end of the blow pipe, with little modification beyond a short neck and a flattened base. Many of the early bottles are intentionally colored and these rich colors were a dominate feature in glassmaking until the end of the first century A.D. when colorless glass became more fashionable. This piece is intact and was found in Syria
First Century A.D.
H: 5.2 cm, GD: 3.8 cm
ROMAN CYLINDRICAL BOTTLE
This graceful bottle is completely covered with a shimmering iridescence. Cylindrical bottles of this period are characterized by two types of mouth: one folded in and flattened and the other more common funnel mouth with folded rim as in this example. Both types of bottles are consistently a pale green. Piece is intact. Found in Turkey.
Third Century A.D.
H: 9.8 cm, Rim: 6.5 cm D
Cf. Auth 1976, #443, APC # I-3