Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

LARGE SQUARE ROMAN BOTTLE

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 10, 2016

LARGE SQUARE ROMAN BOTTLE of A Private Dutch Collection of Roman Glass

Large square Roman bottle

Large square Roman bottle

Large square Roman bottle

Large square Roman bottle

1st – 2nd Century A.D., (Isings form 50B) Rhineland (Germany)
H = 24.8 cm, D = 9.5 cm

Condition: Intact

Remarks: C.Isings/P.L.W. Arts: ‘Mold-blown prismatic bottles with square, rectangular or circular bodies were used to transport liquids all over the Empire. The majority were mold-blown, often with relief decoration on the base, especially concentric circles (see picture) or other geometric motifs and occasionally with lettering. In the Western Roman Empire cremation was practiced. Sometimes bottles like these were also used for cinerary purposes. This particular large bottle still has remains of bones inside. According to Fleming (1997) its narrow neck makes it an unusual, but not unique choice for use as a cremation urn.

Provenance: Private Belgian collection

Exhibited: Museum Honig Breethuis (NL) ’Fascinating luxury of Antiquity’, 12 November 2011– 30 January 2012 , exp no. 39

J. PAUL GETTY MUSEUM

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 8, 2016

J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum has two beautiful locations with magnificent views, grounds and architecture structures, the Getty Villa in Malibu and the Getty Center in Los Angeles.  Click on this link for the J. Paul Getty Museum web site.

Getty Center in Los Angeles

The Getty Center in Los Angeles houses European paintings, drawings, sculpture, illuminated manuscripts, decorative arts, and European and American photographs. The European glass at Getty Center covers a range in date from the late Middle Ages to the late seventeenth century.

Getty Villa in Malibu

Getty Roman Villa in Malibu is part of The J. Paul Getty Museum.  The Getty Villa is modeled after a first-century Roman country house, the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, Italy.  The Villa dei Papiri was buried by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79, and much of it remains unexcavated. The Getty Villa houses approximately 44,000 works of art from the Museum’s extensive collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities, of which over 1,200 are on view. To see additional pictures of the Getty Villa glass collection click on this link.  **Glass at Getty Villa in Malibu in our Study Gallery. This additional link is to a clip on the Villa conduction.

Oppenlander Ancient Glass Collection

In 2003 the Getty acquired more than 350 works of ancient glass from the private collection of Erwin Oppenlander. This collection is remarkable for its cultural and chronological breadth.  The Oppenlander collection is the bases of a new exhibition called Molten Color at the Getty Villa.

HONEYCOMB GLASS PITCHER, American

Posted in 1. American Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 7, 2016

1A  HONEYCOMB GLASS PITCHER, American

Aquamarine. Body mold-blown then expanded.  Applied free-blown hollow handle.       Possibly Mid-western

H: 4 3/4 inches

c. 1850-1870?

Honeycomb Pitcher, American A01

ENAMELED GERMAN BEAKER

Posted in 3. European Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Enameled Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 5, 2016

This beaker may have been made in Germany or in America by a German glass blower.

H: 3½ inch

18th Century

Fischer #95  p 72, 74, 169

33E Colorless Enamelled Beaker

AMERICAN SWIRL BOTTLE

Posted in 1. American Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 3, 2016

American Swirled Bottle

This beautiful example is a dark amber soda glass molded and swirled bar bottle.  It has twenty four molded ribs which were swirled to the left, probably made in Zanesville Ohio.

H: 8 inches

1820-1840

Spillman I # 113

Dark Amber Swired Bottle

LIDDED VENETIAN COMPOTE WITH TURQUOISE DECORATION

Posted in 3. European Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Venetian & Facon de Venise Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 31, 2016

This beautiful lidded Venetian compote with turquoise decoration on the lid and bowl.

H: 7 1/2  inches

17th Century

Ref. Frankfurt # 134

Lidded Compote 14E

CATHEDRAL PICKLE JAR

Posted in 1. American Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 29, 2016

American Pickle Jar

This is a large mold-blown jar in the gothic revival style with no pontil mark.

H: 11 ½ inches

1840-1880

Spillman II # 79

Ketchum 1975 p. 140 & 145 and 1985 p. 79

Cathedral Pickle Jar   (10A)

ROMAN GLASS SKYPHOS

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 27, 2016

Skyphos

The classic shape of this skyphos, a two-handled drinking cup from the First Century, reflects the metal prototypes of the period.  The body, thinly blown, has straight sides, an out-turned rim and applied ring base.  The elaborate handles have finger rests at both top and bottom and were angled for ease in drinking.  The skyphos has been repaired.  It was found in Turkey.

H: 8 cm

Date: First Century A.D.

Constable Maxwell # 68

Roman Glass Skyphos 27R

Roman Glass Candlestick Balsamarium

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 26, 2016

Candlestick Balsamarium

This is a utilitarian bottle from the second century with beautiful iridescence over the entire piece of glass. This vessel, used for perfume, was designed with a long neck inhibiting evaporation of the precious liquid within.

H: 14 cm

Second to Third Century

Ref: Cf. Yale #169

36R Candlestick Balsamarium

ROMAN AUBERGINE COIL PITCHER

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 23, 2016

Aubergine Coil Pitcher with Light Green Handle

This aubergine glass pitcher has an ovoid blown body with an applied trail decoration and handle of light green glass.  The excellent state of preservation makes this elegant jug an extraordinary work of the late Roman glass industry.

H: 14.5 cm
4th Century AD

Newark # 121

44R Aubergine Coil Pitcher with Light Handle


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