Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

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

CORNING MUSEUM OF GLASS NEW CONTEMPORARY ART + DESIGN WING

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 22, 2015

Corning Museum of Glass New Contemporary Art + Design Wing

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The new gallery building is an environmentally sensitive and architecturally distinctive structure

Now Open!

Designed by architect Thomas Phifer and Partners, the 100,000-square-foot Contemporary Art + Design Wing includes a new 26,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery building, the largest space anywhere dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art in glass. Adjacent to this new gallery is a renovated historic glass factory ventilator building that contains one of the world’s largest facilities for glassblowing demonstrations and live glass design sessions, with 500 seats.
The new wing links three generations of glass architecture spanning 60 years. The ten-acre campus currently features a collection of buildings designed by Harrison & Abramowitz (1951), Gunnar Birkerts (1980), Smith-Miller + Hawkinson (2001), and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (2001).
The $64 million project—fully funded before groundbreaking by major benefactor Corning Incorporated—opened to the public on March 20, 2015. http://www.cmog.org/expansion

In Black and White Collecting Contemporary glass by Tina Oldknow

In Black and White Collecting Contemporary glass by Tina Oldknow with a forward by Karol Wight

In Black and White Collecting Contemporary glass by Tina Oldknow with a forward by Karol Wight

ENGLISH GLASS BOTTLE WITH RASPBERRY PRUNTS

Posted in 3. European Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 15, 2015

English Glass Bottle with Raspberry Prunts

 

This is a colorless gourd-shape flask decorated with gadrooning on the bottom and a raspberry prunt centered on each side.

 

H: 11.2 cm

D: 1690

99E English Glass Bottle

Venetian Cristallo Glass Wine

Posted in 3. European Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Venetian & Facon de Venise Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 7, 2015

Venetian Cristallo Glass Wine

This wine is made of a Cristallo glass. It has a trumpet-shape bowl with a broad mouth resting on a collar with a thin hollow baluster stem and flat circular foot.  Cristallo is a type of soda glass developed in Venice before the 15th century.  It was made almost colourless, pale-yellow to smoky gray, so it would resemble Rock-Crystal which is natural quartz or pure silica.

 H: 17cm

C: 1600

 Ref: Golden Age #55, Christie’s March 28, 2000 # 136-139

79E Venetian Cristallo Glass Wine

79E Venetian Cristallo Glass Wine

Ridged Beaker with a Distinct Foot

Posted in Medieval Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 1, 2015
109E Medieval Beaker 15th Century

109E Medieval Beaker 15th Century

The common name for a drinking glass in this style is maigeline, which is mainly from Germany. Other examples in our collection 23E & 49E are closer to the true maigeline shape. This wrythen beaker has patterned ribbing covering the sides and continuing down into the foot. The most common style of maigeline has no foot unlike this piece. The underside of the base has a small kick.

H: 8 cm
D: 15th Century
Ref: Phonix, P. 310 # 363, Amendt Collection P. 130, Henkes #15.2

Facon de Venise Goblet with Twisted Stem

Posted in 3. European Glass, Venetian & Facon de Venise Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 25, 2015

This is a Facon de Venise glass goblet in clear cristallo.  The clear conical bowl sets on a wrythen stem outlined with pincered trails in contrasting blue glass, with a plain conical foot.

H: 19cm

Mid 17th Century

72E Facon de Venise Goblet with Twisted Stem

Crystal Glass Small Spirit Carafe

Posted in ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 12, 2015

Crystal Glass Small Spirit Carafe

This is an Arts & Crafts small spirit carafe. It is made of fine leaded glass in a clean and pleasing shape. The carafe was made by Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd in, England. In 1834 James Powell (1774–1840), purchased the Whitefriars Glass Company, a small glassworks off Fleet Street in London, believed to have been established in 1680. The company, mainly known for manufacturing stained glass windows, provided glass to other stained glass firms and a wide range of other handmade glassware. The Whitefriars Co. closed in 1980.

H: 5 ¼ inches
D: 1880

118E Arts & Crafts small spirit carafe

118E Arts & Crafts small spirit carafe

Roman Two-Handled Glass Bottle with Trailing

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 8, 2015

 

Roman Two-Handled Bottle with Trailing

 Pale yellow-green glass was used to create this two-handled bottle. The un-marvered threads wound around the body demonstrate a common decoration used by First Century glass makers. The slightly out-turned mouth and pad foot combine to enhance the pleasing proportions of this bottle. The shape and decoration of this example are typical of pieces made during this period.

H: 13 cm

First Century

Ref: Oppenlander #644, Paris Sale #157

20R  Roman Two-handled Bottle 1st Century

20R Roman Two-handled Bottle 1st Century

EGYPTIAN GLASS JAR – ROMAN PERIOD

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 31, 2015

Roman Zig-Zag Jar

This is a Roman jar with zig-zag trailing between the top of  the rim to the  shoulder of the body.  It was probably made in Egypt.

Third-Fourth Century A.D.

H: 7 cm

40R Roman Zig -Zag Jar

American Wide Mouth Blue Salt

Posted in 1. American Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 7, 2015

This is a large salt in a beautiful blue color.  The mold has been attributed to the Lancaster Co and made by Glass Works, Ltd. located in east Buffalo, NY.  It is also possible that its origin is England where similar types can be found.

H: 2 ½ inches

1830-1850

62A Wide Mouth Blue Salt

 

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