Roman or Merovingian Glass Bell Beaker
This rather large pale yellow-green concaved beaker with a thin glass trail around its center has the elements of both a 1st C. Roman jar and a 5th C. Merovingian bell beaker. There are parallels on both sides of the question but no exact one like this example. Whatever the century it is a beautiful glass beaker.
H: 7.5 cm
Rim D: 8.5 cm
First to Sixth Century
Ref: Corning Vol. 1 #166, Corning Vol. 2 #672
Salviati Glass Cup
The body of this cristallo cup is diagonally ribbed and has a handle with a double scroll decorated with turquoise pincering. It also has thin turquoise trails on rim and edge of foot.
H: 10cm 4 inches
Colorless Enameled Glass Bottle
Colorless enameled bottle with screw top and cap. Enameled bottles of this type were produced in Bohemia, South Germany, and Central Germany and later in the US. Half-post method used in production.
H: 6 inches
Venetian Filigrana Glass Vase
The pear-shaped body of this Venetian vase is fashioned with two styles of filigrana retortoli canes. The straight neck may have had a lid. The vessel is decorated with clear glass wing handles, single center trail and ring foot also of clear glass. A similar object is in the collection in the Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen.
D: 1700 Venice
Published: A Collection of Fiigrana Glass, Kitty Lameris, 2012 #20
Ref: Coburg #452, HansCohn Collection #201, Golden Age of Venetian Glass #127
Photo courtesy of Frides Lameris Art and Antique, Amsterdam
Venetian Cristallo Glass Wine
This wine is made of a Cristallo glass. It has a trumpet-shape bowl with a broad mouth resting on a collar with a thin hollow baluster stem and flat circular foot. Cristallo is a type of soda glass developed in Venice before the 15th century. It was made almost colourless, pale-yellow to smoky gray, so it would resemble Rock-Crystal which is natural quartz or pure silica.
Ref: Golden Age #55, Christie’s March 28, 2000 # 136-139
Dutch Baluster Wine
This is a beautifully shaped baluster wine from the Netherlands made of soda glass. It has a bell bowl with stem of two solid knops and a knop with tear on a solid base.
H: 17 cm
Ref: Bickerton # 160
This English wine made of green glass has a beautifully decorated cup-shaped bowl on a solid knopped stem and flattened foot. Green wine glasses like this were used for hock wine which is white Rhine wine.
Pattern-Molded French Wine Glass
This small Facon de Venise goblet was probably made in Liege, Belgium or France. The glass is of straw tint, the bowl pattern-molded and it features a hollow stem.
H: 12.4 cm
Late 17th Century
Ref: Beyond Venice P.163, Rijksmuseum #235, 236
German Wine Glass with Engraved Hare
This beautiful wine glass is engraved with a hare on its conical bowl sitting on a molded pedestal stem and folded foot. The glass was made in Germany around 1740.
H: 14.5 cm
The restored ovoid bowl on this early Roemer is attached to an open stem decorated with pulled prunts. This Roemer bowl is more flared than example 40E. Unlike later Roemers there is no spiral foot only a pinched “toed” base ring. This form is closer to the Berkemeyer example 12E, which has a flared bowl. The discoloration on this early Roemer is due to the soil where it was found.
H: 10 cm
Ref: Henkes #45.13,Glass V&A #42,Ritman Coll. #20