Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

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

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: Phoenix, P. 310 # 363, Amendt Collection P. 130, Henkes #15.2

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