Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

PAIR OF ENGLISH “HOCK” GLASSES 1760

Posted in 3. European Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, English Glass by John Allaire 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 John Allaire 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 John Allaire 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 John Allaire 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 John Allaire 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 John Allaire 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

ROEMER WITH SPHERICAL PRUNTS

Posted in 3. European Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roemers by John Allaire on August 4, 2014

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

1650-1675

Rijksmuseum # 190-191
Henkes P. 259

50E Roemer with Spherical Prunts 1650-1675 H 12cm

50E Roemer with Spherical Prunts 1650-1675 H 12cm

ROMAN GREEN GLASS PITCHER

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by John Allaire on July 28, 2014

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

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06R Pale green Roman pitcher

 

ROMAN BLUE BOTTLE

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by John Allaire on July 21, 2014

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

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05R Small blue Roman glass bottle

Roman GLASS BOTTLE

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by John Allaire on July 14, 2014

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

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04R Roman cylindrical bottle with iridescence.

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