Bottle with Chain Decoration
This green glass flask is unusual due to the elaborate chain decoration, a late Roman motif, which was transitional into the early Islamic styling. The bottle was made by blowing molten glass into the vessel shape, applying trails which were then pinched to forming the chain decoration. The neck of the vessel is rather elongated giving way to a wide funnel mouth topped by a thick rounded rim.
H: 13.3 cm
Date: 5th-6th Century Late Roman Period
Pittsburg # 190, Luzern # 448, Paris# 513
These are three examples of aquamarine swirled bottles and one aquamarine club bottle. All have twenty four molded ribs which were swirled to the left or right, probably made in Zanesville Ohio. The difference between the two types is on the club bottle the lower sides are straight and the flat bottom is therefore wider. They are all about eight inches high and made between 1820 and 1840 and were re-usable bar bottles. We think the most outstanding example is 58A because of its rich color and quality of the glass. Which is your favorite? Let us know.
Three Facon De Venise Wine Glasses from France
68E: is a small Facon de Venise goblet (verre de fougere – Fern Glass) was probably made in France. The glass is of straw tint with a pattern-molded bowl and an elongated inverted baluster hollow stem. H: 12.4 cm
76E: is a Facon de Venise wine goblet (verre de fougere – Fern Glass) was probably made in France. The glass has a straw tint and a conical pattern-molded bowl with a hollow stem.
77E: is a Facon de Venise wine goblet (verre de fougere – Fern Glass) was probably made France. The glass has a straw tint and a pattern-molded bowl on a hollow stem with faint diagonal ribs. H: 11 cm
Date for all: Early 18th Century
Ref: Beyond Venice page163, Rijksmuseum # 235,236, The Collection Engels-De Lange, Lameris # 58, The Van Beek Collection, Lameris, #37, 38
For more information on French fern glass see the essay by Anna Lameris in The Van Beek Collection, 2015 p 98-99
This light green bulbous cup has a single handle ending in a thumb rest at the rim. A fine trail circles the neck and the rounded body has a flat base.
H: 9 cm
Small Holy Water Cruet
The colorless glass cruet is decorated on the shoulder with three small pincered handles and spout. The looped handle on top features a St. Jacob’s shell fashioned from a dip mold of sixteen points.
France: mid-18th Century
H: 15.5 cm
Ref: The Van Beek Collection, Lameris, 2015, #50, Verre O Usage et de Prestige: France 1500-1800, Bellanger, 1988, p.329
A large flask in a bluish-green color has a globular body with a flattened base. The straight cylindrical neck ends with a small inward-folded collar rim. The body is decorated with five wheel-cut bands of alternating widths. A thin layer of iridescence is scattered over the piece. A tiny strain crack appears inside the neck, otherwise it is intact. The bottle may be from Asia Minor modern Turkey.
H: 12.5 cm
Const. Max. # 125, Hayes 1975 # 146, Baracat # GF90,G04
It is from the earlier glass core-form and pottery shapes prior to the First Century that this vessel takes its shape. The ancient aryballos was a popular shape and copied widely after glass blowing was invented. This example was beautifully executed using auberegine glass with delicate blue handles and was used as a container for perfume.
H: 8 cm
Oppenlander #541, Royal Ontario #122
This vessel was manufactured around 6th to 4th Century B.C. using the core-formed method of glassmaking. The shape of this Alabastron was inspired by the common Greek pottery of the period, a form frequently used in core glass. The decoration is also typical using trailed and marveled threads of yellow, turquoise and red. Glass objects from pre-Hellenistic periods were luxury items, affordable by only the upper class.
H: 9.6 cm
6th -4th Century B.C.
Kofler #327 & 331, Constable Maxwell #15, Yale #23 & 24, Oppenhanded #165
This symmetrical honey-colored jar was used for storage. It has a thin self trailing wound around the body with a folded collar-like rim.
H: 8.5 cm
Field Museum #87
This perfume dropper flask was blown into a two part mold with a distinct lattice pattern. The globular body has a flattened base, short neck with a restriction where it meets the body and sharply flaring mouth. Just below the rim is a narrow folded flange. The brilliant iridescence of this piece greatly enhances its beauty.
H: 10 cm
Kofler coll. 1985 #45, Barakat # G30& G31,Hayes 1975 #280, Oliver 1980 # 206