Large English Air Twist Wine Glass
A fine tall English air twist goblet of drawn trumpet form on a multiple spiral air twisted stem and folded conical foot.
H: 9 inches (22.8 cm)
Ref: Bickerton # 392
Pilgrim Flask Facon de Venise
A pilgrim flask was originally a flattened gourd-shaped bottle made mostly of pottery intended for use by pilgrims to carry water. Those made since the 15th C of glass may have been more for ornamental purposes. Most of the flasks with this shape are enameled and some decorated with gold-leaf.
H: 18.4 cm
D: 16th Century or Later
Ref: European Glass, Getty #20, Robert Lehman Collection, Met #4, Golden Age of Venetian Glass #37
The three pilgrim flasks below are examples of enameled and gold-leaf decoration often found on this type of glass.
Facon de Venise French Wine Glass
This Facon de Venise wine goblet was probably made in (Liege) Belgium or France. The glass has a straw tint and a conical pattern-molded bowl with a hollow stem.
H: 13.5 cm
Early 18th C.
Ref: Beyond Venice P.163, Rijksmuseum # 235,236
All three glasses for comparison. See each glass on its own post for a description. Use the search box and search by the wine’s number.
Spanish Facon de Venise Wine Glass
Glassmakers of Catalonia in the 18th Century often imitated the Venetian styles but added their own distinctive creativity. This straw colored wine has a bucket bowl with a hollow stem and folded foot.
H: 10.2 cm
Ref: Frothingham # 39A
Green Late Roman Glass Goblet
Transparent pale green glass goblet with conical bowl the rim rounded and slightly thickened showing horizontal tool marks near edge. The short stem was made separately, then connected. The folded foot has a hollow tubular edge. Goblets of similar form have been found dating from late Roman 4th on into the 6th&7th Century.
H: 10 cm
D: 5th to 7th Century
Ref: Corning Vol1 #156, Stern, 2001 #174
Trailed Beaker from the Netherlands
The simple shape of this beaker has been decorated by a thin trail of glass spiraling around the body. It is possible that the maker was influenced by the Venetian glass styling of the time. It was probably made in the Netherlands.
H: 7.5 cm
D: First half of the 17th Century
Ref: Henkes, #35.9 & #35.10
Facon de Venise Wine Glass From France
This Facon de Venise wine goblet was probably made in (Liege) Belgium or France. The glass has a straw tint and a pattern-molded bucket bowl on a hollow stem.
H: 11 cm
Early 18th Century
Ref: Beyond Venice page163, Rijksmuseum # 235,236
All three glasses for comparison. See each glass on its own post for a description. Use the search box and search by wines number.
Green Enameled Glass Flask
Green enameled glass bottle with screw top and cap. Enameled bottles of this type were produced in Bohemia, Germany and later in the US. The half post method was used for production.
H: 5 inches
D: Mid to late 18th Century
Ref: Merseyside # D27
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