Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

AMERICAN SOUTH JERSEY GLASS PITCHER “Juno’s pitcher”

Posted in 1. American Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 29, 2015

 Green Pitcher (Juno’s pitcher)

Free blown pitcher with tooling around rim and applied handle.  The aesthetics of this object are wonderful for a simple pitcher.

H: 5 1/2 ”

Early 19th Century, South Jersey or New York State

 

Juno's pitcher

Juno’s pitcher 57A

Venetian Filigrana Glass Vase

Posted in 3. European Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Venetian & Facon de Venise Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 23, 2015

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.

H: 12.7

D: 1700 Venice

Published: A Collection of Filigrana 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

107E Venetian Filigrana Vase

107E Venetian Filigrana Vase

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GLASS HOLY WATER STOUPS

Posted in 3. European Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, European Misc., Spanish Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 10, 2015

In Catholicism, Anglicanism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy and some other churches, holy water is water that has been sanctified by a priest for the purpose of baptism, the blessing of persons, places, and objects. As a reminder of baptism, Catholic Christians dip their fingers in the holy water and make the sign of the cross when entering the church. Holy water is kept in a font, which is typically located at the entrance to a church (or sometimes in a separate room or building called a baptistery). A smaller vessel for Holy water, called stoup, is usually placed on a wall near the entrances of the church. Stoups are made of many different materials including glass. Glass stoups were popular in Spain and Low Countries in the 18th Century for churches and private home which had a chapel in them. Below are two examples of stoups from the Allaire collection number 28E, 100E and two additional pictures from other sources.

GLASS HOLY WATER STOUP, SPANISH 28E

28E Holy Water Stoup, Spanish with a cross finial 18th Century

28E Holy Water Stoup, Spanish with a cross finial 18th Century

H: 9 1/2 in.
18th Century

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.
Ref: Hermitage #34, #16

GLASS HOLY WATER STOUP 100E

100E Holy-water Stoup Low Countries C.1760

100E Holy-water Stoup Low Countries C.1760

C. 1760
H: 26 cm

This clear colorless glass has a mold-blown body with vertical ribbing. The double bowl fans out to a wide rim. The center back features a loop design and decorative edging, and flat pointed top. It was made in the Low Countries or France.
Ref: Rijksmuseum #309 (bowl similar)

BYZANTINE BULB-SHAPE LAMP

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, 3. European Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Byzantine Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 5, 2015

Byzantine Bulb-Shaped Lamp

This is an early Byzantine blown glass lamp. Vessels similar to this object have been found in fourth to sixth century contexts in the Republic of Abkhazia, on the eastern coast of the Black Sea. The second picture is an example of the holder the lamp was hung  in when used.

H: 8 cm

4th to  6th Century

94E Byzantine Bulb-Shaped Lamp

Byzantine lamp holder

ROMAN MONOCHROME RIBBED GLASS BOWL

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 22, 2015

Monochrome Ribbed Glass Bowl

67R Roman ribbed glass bowl

67R Roman ribbed glass bowl

 

67R Roman ribbed glass bowl

67R Roman ribbed glass bowl

This broad shallow ribbed bowl was probably made in the Syro-Palestinian area or Italy. It is of pale blue-green glass and made from a thick round disc. The ribs were formed hot with a pincer tool and then the disc was slumped into a bowl shape over a form. The exterior shows the 23 ribs set vertically on the body which along with the rim was fire polished. After being annealed and cooled the interior of the bowl was rotary polished and two incised concentric circles made.

Date: 1st C. BC to 1st C. AD
H: 4.5 cm
D: 15 cm

Ref: The Fascination of Ancient Glass #18, Glass: The Eighth Wonder of the World #22, Fire and Sand Ancient Glass in the Princeton University Art Museum #19, The Bomford Collection #33, Toledo Museum of Art, Early Ancient Glass #339, Fascinating Fragility, Nico F. Bijnsdorp, P.52, Roman and Early Byzantine Glass, Hans van Rossum, P. 19

BLUE ROMAN BOTTLE

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 17, 2015

Blue Roman Bottle

17R Roman Blue Bottle

17R Roman Blue Bottle

First Century
H: 13 cm

The deep blue of this glass bottle follows the very popular trend for colored glass during the First Century. Blown paper thin into a simple yet elegant shape, it has an elongated globular body and tall neck ending in a tiny but precisely worked rim. The bottle has been repaired.
H: 13 cm
First Century
Ref: Barakat #G36, Hayes 1975 #115, Kevorkian 1985 #149

EGYPTIAN GLASS BOWL

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 13, 2015

Egyptian Glass Bowl of Allaire Collection

66R Egyptian Glass Bowl from Karanis' 5-6th Century

66R Egyptian Glass Bowl from Karanis’ 5-6th Century

Date: 5th – 6th C. AD

H: 6.5 cm D: 10.5 cm

Description: The form of this bowl is typical of those found at Karanis in Faiyum, Egypt. It was made by free blowing the yellowish green glass into a bell-shaped bowl which sits on a large pad base with crisscross tooling on the exterior. It has a small kick and pontil mark on the base. A similar glass can be found on this site at EGYPTIAN DEEP BOWL of  A Private Dutch Collection of Roman Glass

Ref: Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass vol. 1 # 107 & #109, Fascinating Fragility, Nico Bijnsdorp, P. 401, The Alfred Wolkenberg Collection, Christies’s July 9, 1991 Lot 74, Verres Antiques et De L’Islam, Juin 3 & 4, 1985 Paris, lot 406

Facon de Venise Spanish Footed Salt

Posted in 3. European Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Spanish Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 11, 2015

Facon de Venise Spanish Footed Salero

A small Spanish Facon de Venise footed salt possible Catalonia, of straw-tint. The bowl is straight-sided with rounded base applied with six scroll handles of alternating blue and straw tint, above a spreading foot with bulbous collar and folded rim.  The bowl did have a lid. Thanks to Hans van der Weijden’s comment and also for sending a picture.  We are now able to show an example with a lid below.  The glass shown with lid is from the Museum for Decorative Arts in Barcelona, Spain.

H: 8.7cm, 3 3/8 inches

17th C

Ref: Fragil Transparencia, 2011 #84 & 85

71E Spanish Footed Bowl

Hans van der Weijden #100

Hans van der Weijden
#100 is like our 71E with the lid

Hexagonal Bottle

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 5, 2015

The olive-green color of this hexagonal bottle and its diminutive size make it an unusual example.  Probably made in the Second or Third Century, it differs from the later Byzantine types by its thinly blown sides and precise mold markings on the bottom.  The base of the vessel is molded in relief with six spokes radiating from a central boss, each termination with a raised dot. It has been suggested that this type may have been made in the Western Provinces.

H: 9 cm

Second to Third Century

Merovingian Glass Bell Beaker

Posted in ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 2, 2015

Merovingian Glass Bell Beaker

112E Merovingian bell beaker

112E Merovingian bell beaker

This is a yellowish-green glass beaker, bell-shaped with slight carination near the base. The sides are pattern-molded showing faint vertical ribs from top to bottom. The base is rounded off. It has been restored.

D: 6th Century
H: 9.5 cm

Ref: Wolf Collection #198, Corning Vol 2 #614, Attila to Charlemagne p. 272 #22.7

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