Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

The Nico F. Bijnsdorp Collection of Glass

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 26, 2021

Nico F. Bijnsdorp

The diversity of the numerous, sometimes contrasting characteristics of glass created my fascination for it as a material. After having built up a collection of modern glass sculptures from modern, living artists (Chihuly, Libensky, Tagliapietra/Copier, Vizner, Fujita, Meitner, Zoritchak) I switched over in 1995 to collect ancient glass. Since then I built up a collection of over 300 objects, covering a period of over 1,500 years, from the 7th century BC till the 6th century AD. Almost any technique, application, tooling, decoration, colour and form that existed in this period of time is represented in the collection, that can be seen on the site http://www.blurb.com where I published my catalogue.” Link to catalogue http://www.blurb.com/b/1782488-fascinating-fragility

To get more information on each of the objects click on the title above the picture.

NFB 377 BOWL WITH COLORED BLOBS AND TRAIL

WONDERFUL ANCIENT GLASS EXHIBITION AT RMO IN LEIDEN

 Glassware in the exhibition from the Museum’s collection and the private collection of  Nico F. Bijnsdorp

TWO-HANDLED FLASK

A PAIR OF MOLD BLOWN ROMAN GLASS BEAKERS

BARREL-SHAPED BOTTLE WITH TWO HANDLES

BARREL SHAPED ROMAN ONE HANDLE BOTTLE

HELLENISTIC GOLDBAND ALABASTRON

HELLENISTIC CORE-FORMED AMPHORISKOS

LATE ROMAN COSMETIC FLASK

NFB361COSMETIC FLASK

ROMAN OPAQUE BLUE GLASS JUG

ROMAN SPLASH GLASS AMPHORISKOS

Splash amohoriskos side A&B 1st c Nico F. Bijnsdorp

RIBBED BOWL (zarte Rippenschale)

ROMAN BOTTLE SHAPED LIKE GRAPE-BUNCH

HELLENISTIC RIBBED BOWL

PATTERN-BLOWN DROPPER FLASK

Nico F. Bijnsdorp collection

MONOCHROME OPAQUE RED PATELLA CUP

ROMAN ASKOS

BOWL WITH DIAMOND-SHAPED MOTIFS

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OCTAGONAL BOTTLE WITH GREEK INSCRIPTION

NARROW-NECKED JUG

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CORE-FORMED OINOCHOE

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HEXAGONAL BOTTLE WITH FLORAL MOTIFS

ROMAN GLASS RHYTON

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AMPHORISKOS WITH “FLOATING HANDLES”

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ROMAN GLASS TRULLA

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SHALLOW PEDESTAL DISH

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DOUBLE-BODIED JUGLET

DOUBLE-BODIED BALSAMARIUM

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BI-CONICAL GLASS FLAGON

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“LOTUS-BUD” BEAKER WITH MASKS

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GIANT DOUBLE-BODIED ROMAN BALSAMARIUM

NFB 334 Roman double-bodied balsamariuml

ROMAN MARBLED BIRD-FLASK

ROMAN MARBLED BIRD-FLASK 1st C

ROMAN DOUBLE-BODIED BALSAMARIUM

ROMAN DOUBLE-BODIED BALSAMARIUM

“AJAX” AMPHORISKOS

AJAX” AMPHORISKOS

AMPHORA IN PROTECTIVE BASKET

AMPHORA IN PROTECTIVE BASKET

MYTHOLOGICAL ROMAN BEAKER

LARGE ROMAN GLASS JUG WITH THUMB-REST

LARGE ROMAN GLASS JUG WITH THUMB-REST

SPLASHED ARYBALLOS

Roman splashed glass aryballos

ROMAN GLASS VICTORY BEAKER

HONEYCOMB ROMAN BEAKER

HONEYCOMB ROMAN BEAKER

ROMAN FISH FLASK

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ROMAN MEDALLION WITH THE HEAD OF MEDUSA

Medusa Roman Glass Medallion NFB 301

EGYPTIAN MOSAIC IBIS GLASS INLAY

NFB 300 EGYPTIAN MOSAIC IBIS GLASS INLAY

RHODIAN CAST MONOCHROME BOWL

 

ROD-FORMED HEAD PENDANT

Phoenician or Carthaginian ROD-FORMED HEAD PENDANT

FOOTED FLASK WITH PINCERED TRAILS

LATE ROMAN FOOTED FLASK WITH PINCERED TRAILS

SNAIL RHYTON

Roman glass snail rhyton

ROMAN CAGE-CUP FRAGMENT

ROMAN CAGE-CUP FRAGMENT

BYZANTINE JUG INVOKING ST. SABAS

BYZANTINE JUG DEDICATED to ST. SABAS side two BYZANTINE JUG DEDICATED to ST. SABAS side one

 

HEXAGONAL JUG WITH CHRISTIAN SYMBOLS

LATE ROMAN HEXAGONAL AMBER GLASS JUG WITH CHRISTIAN SYMBOL

MEROVINGIAN CONE BEAKER

Merovingian Cone Beaker

HELLENISTIC CAST SKYPHOS

HELLENISTIC CAST SKYPHOS

LIDDED PYXIS

LIDDED PYXIS

ROMAN CINERARY URN

CINERARY URN of Nico F. Bijnsdorp

ROMAN GLASS GUTTUS

ROMAN GLASS GUTTUS

ROD-FORMED KOHL TUBE WITH STOPPER

ROD-FORMED KOHL TUBE WITH STOPPER

WHEEL-ABRADED ROMAN GLASS JAR

WHEEL-ABRADED ROMAN GLASS JAR OF Nico F. Bijnsdorp

The Windmill Collection of Roman Glass

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 20, 2021

The Windmill Collection of Hellenistic, Roman and Merovingian glasses

This collection of Roman Glass in the Netherlands includes about 130 pieces, dating from the 1st – 5th Century A.D. Amongst these also ancient glasses from well-known former collectors as A.Constable-Maxwell, A.Wolkenberg, J.H.Demeulenaere, P. Fremersdorf, Louis-Gabriel Bellon and P.L.W.Arts. In addition to Roman Glass, the Windmill collection also includes a number of Hellenistic (3rd Century B.C.) and Merovingian glasses (5th – 7th Century A.D.)

A few examples of this collection:

To get more information on each of the objects click on the title above the picture.

GALLO-ROMAN GLASS JAR

PURPLE ROMAN GLASS JAR WITH HANDLES

ROMAN GLASS ARYBALLOS WITH BRONZE SUSPENSION CHAIN

SMALL MEROVINGIAN GLASS BOWL

ROMAN GLASS CINERARY URN WITH HANDLES AND LID

Cinerary urn with lid, from the Windmill Collection picture made by Aad van den Born

TALL CYLINDRICAL ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE

ROMAN GLASS AMPHORA (AMPHORISKOS)

FRANKISH OR MEROVINGIAN INDENTED GLASS BOWL

ROMAN GLASS SPOON (COCHLEARIUM)

Merovingian or Frankish necklace with beads of glass pasta and amethyst

ROMAN GLASS PRISMATIC BOTTLE

CYLINDRICAL ROMAN GLASS JUG

ROMAN GLASS SIMPULUM

SMALL PRISMATIC ROMAN GLASS BOTTLES WITHOUT HANDLE

HELLENISTIC CAST GLASS KANTHAROS

ROMAN GLASS TRULLA

GALLO-ROMAN GLASS JUG WITH THUMB REST

PURPLE ROMAN GRAPE BOTTLE

MEROVINGIAN PALM CUP

ROMAN GLASS JAR WITH THREE HANDLES AND ZIG-ZAG DECORATION

HALF-OVAL ROMAN GLASS BOWL WITH BLOBS

 PRISMATIC (“MERCURY”) ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE

SMALL ONE HANDLED BARREL ROMAN GLASS JUG

ROMAN COBALT BLUE RIBBED “MELON” GLASS BOWL

TRANSLUCENT HIGH RIBBED BOWL

TRANSLUCENT HIGH RIBBED BOWL

Translucent high ribbed bowl

JUGLET WITH COBALT BLUE HANDLE

Roman juglet with cobalt blue handle The Windmill Collection of Roman Glass

MODIOLUS

TWO-HANDLED BEAKER OR SKYPHOS

Free blown technique. Two handled beaker or Skyphos From The Windmill Collection of Roman Glass

ROYAL BLUE RIBBED UNGUENTARIUM

Royal blue ribbed unguentarium

LARGE SQUARE ROMAN BOTTLE

FOUR -HANDLED SPRINKLER

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MULTI-SIDED AMPHORISKOS

MULTI-SIDED AMPHORISKOS

HEAD-SHAPED BOTTLE

EAD-SHAPED BOTTLE

EGYPTIAN DEEP BOWL

TWO ARYBALLOI

Two Aryballoi

SMALL MANGANESE JUG

SMALL MANGANESE JUG

SIDONIAN FLASK WITH OPAQUE HANDLES

SIDONIAN FLASK WITH OPAQUE HANDLES

YELLOW JAR WITH HANDLES

ROMAN YELLOW JAR WITH HANDLES

ROMAN GLASS OINOCHOE

Roman Glass Oinochoe

ROMAN GLASS ZIG-ZAG JAR

Roman Glass zig-zag Jar

ROMAN GLOBULAR TRANSPARENT JUG

ROMAN COBALT BLUE ACETABULUM

ROMAN COBALT BLUE ACETABULUM

ROMAN GLASS CARCHESIUM

2016-Roman glass carchesium

GALLO-ROMAN PEAR-SHAPED GLASS JUG WITH THREAD

THE JOOP van der GROEN COLLECTION OF ROMAN GLASS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 15, 2021

Joop van der Groen:

Dutch private collector of Roman Glass (field of interest: 50 BC – 450 AD) since early 2003. He has organized, as a guest curator together with his friend Hans van Rossum, an exposition “Romeins glas, geleend uit particulier bezit” (in English: Roman glass, borrowed of private property”) in the Thermen Museum in Heerlen (29-04-2011 to 28-08-2011). There have been shown 280 Roman glass objects of 11 Dutch private collections. On that occasion they both wrote the book “Romeins glas uit particulier bezit” (in English: Roman glass of private property).
Contact: joopvandergroen@hotmail.com

Examples from his collection of ancient glass:

To get more information on each of the objects click on the title above the picture.

PEAR-SHAPED UNGUENTARIUM

RIBBED BOWL

TALL CYLINDRICAL ROMAN BOTTLE

Tall Cylindrical Roman Glass Bottle

ROMAN ACETABULUM

Roman Glass Acetabulum

CYLINDRICAL ROMAN BOTTLE

Cylindrical Roman Bottle

STYLIZED GRAPE BOTTLE

STYLIZED GRAPE BOTTLE

POINTED UNGUENTARIUM

POINTED UNGUENTARIUM

ROMAN CONICAL CANDLESTICK UNGUENTARIUM

ROMAN CONICAL CANDLESTICK UNGUENTARIUM

CANDLESTICK UNGUENTARIUM

ROMAN GLASS CONICAL CANDLESTICK UNGUENTARIUM

DATE-SHAPED FLASK

ROMAN DATE-SHAPED FLASK

TWO-HANDLED DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM

TWO-HANDLED DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM

COLORLESS CARCHESIUM

COLOURLESS CARCHESIUM

LARGE JAR OR URN

LARGE JAR OR URN

AMPHORA-SHAPED FLASK

AMPHORA-SHAPED FLASK

ROMAN CUP WITH LINES AND GROVES

ROMAN CUP WITH LINES AND GROVES

BEAKER WITH ENGRAVED LINES

ROMAN BEAKER WITH ENGRAVED LINES

DARK PURPLE UNGUENTARIUM

DARK PURPLE UNGUENTARIUM

RARE GREEN UNGUENTARIUM

RARE GREEN UNGUENTARIUM

BOWL WITH HORIZONTAL RIM

BOWL WITH HORIZONTAL RIM

SPRINKLER WITH FINS

SPRINKLER WITH FINS

DECANTER WITH RIBS

DECANTER WITH RIBS

ROMAN GLASS STIRRING ROD

ROMAN GLASS STIRRING ROD

ROMAN SPHERICAL BOTTLE

ROMAN SPHERICAL BOTTLE

SET OF TWO ROMAN GLASS BRACELETS

Set of two Roman glass bracelets

THE ELISABETH & THEO ZANDBERGEN COLLECTIONS OF ROMAN, FACON de VENISE AND VENETIAN GLASS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 8, 2021

2. Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen

We started collecting glass some 20 years ago buying our first drinking glass with a tall slender drawn stem and funnel shaped bowl dating to the late 17th century. (Stem 4 mm. h = 17.3 cm. weight 46 gr. In Dutch, pijpensteeltje)

About 5 years later we also started collecting Roman glass buying a small ribbed jar. We were asked to participate in the Roman glass exhibition in 2011 with some objects. (Glass from private collections, Thermenmuseum Heerlen, Nl). Our main field of interest remains to be Venetian and Façon de Venise glass. The most intriguing aspect of collecting glass is to put the objects in the historical context.

Below are some examples from our collection divided into two groups ROMAN, FAÇON de VENISE and VENETIAN:

To get more information on each of the objects click on the title above the picture.

 

ROMAN GLASS

ROMAN FLASK

ARYBALLOS

ROMAN GLASS FISH ORNAMENT

ROMAN GREEN GLASS BOWL

TWO ROMAN MINIATURE AMPHORAE

ROMAN COLOR-BAND BOTTLE

Blue Roman Glass Unguentarum

Blue Roman Glass Unguentarum1

 

ROMAN GLASS JUG WITH HANDLE

Roman Jug with Handle

ROMAN GLASS PITCHER

Roman Oeinochoe
Roman Oeinochoe

ROMAN STORAGE JUG with BROAD CELERY HANDLE

Roman jug handle picture by Tom Haartsen
Roman jug handle picture by Tom Haartsen

A SMALL ROMAN OEINOCHOE

A SMALL ROMAN OEINOCHOE
A SMALL ROMAN OEINOCHOE

 CORE FORMED OEINOCHOE

CORE FORMED OEINOCHOE
CORE FORMED OEINOCHOE

CORE FORMED ALABASTRON

CORE FORMED ALABASTRON
CORE FORMED ALABASTRON

ROMAN FREE BLOWN GLASS FLASK

ROMAN FREE BLOWN GLASS FLASK
ROMAN FREE BLOWN GLASS FLASK

ROMAN DRINKING GLASS

Roman drinking glass poto by Tom Haartsen
Roman drinking glass poto by Tom Haartsen

SMALL CAN BE BEAUTIFUL, A CORE FORM JUG

Miniature core form jug
Miniature core form jug

BYZANTIUM FLASK

BYZANTIUM FLASK
BYZANTIUM FLASK RF# 65

ROMAN GLASS JUGLET

ROMAN GLASS JUGLET RF - 68

PIRIFORM ROMAN FLASK

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FAÇON de VENISE and  VENETIAN GLASS

FAÇON DE VENISE WINEGLASS MADE FROM CRISTALLO

A VENETIAN TOASTMASTER’S OR DECEPTIVE GLASS WITH SPIKED GADROONS

FAÇON de VENISE WINE GLASS

FAÇON de VENISE WINE GLASS
FAÇON de VENISE WINE GLASS

SMALL GLASS VENETIAN VASE

SMALL VENETIAN VASE
SMALL VENETIAN VASE

SPANISH FAÇON de VENISE GLASS SERVING FLASK

Spanish Façon de Venise Glass Server Flask
Spanish Façon de Venise Glass Server Flask

VENETIAN WINE GLASS

VENETIAN WINE GLASS
VENETIAN WINE GLASS

DUTCH 18TH CENTURY SHOT GLASS (OORLAM)

FAÇON DE VENISE GLASS MADE IN TUSCANY

FAÇON DE VENISE GLASS MADE IN TUSCANY
FAÇON DE VENISE GLASS MADE IN TUSCANY

FAÇON DE VENISE WINE GLASS FROM THE NETHERLANDS

FAÇON DE VENISE WINE GLASS Origen: Southern Netherlands around 1650
FAÇON DE VENISE WINE GLASS
Origen: Southern Netherlands around 1650

DUTCH JENEVER GLASS

Dutch Jenever Glass
Dutch Jenever Glass

FAÇON DE VENISE WINE GLASS

FAÇON DE VENISE WINE GLASS
FAÇON DE VENISE WINE GLASS

A PAIR OF FACON DE VENISE WINE GLASSES

 

GLASS ALBARELLO

Glass Albarello

FAÇON DE VENISE GLASS FROM LIEGE

LIEGE, FAÇON DE VENISE GLASS
LIEGE, FAÇON DE VENISE GLASS

VENETIAN GLASS

VENETIAN WINE GLASS

FAÇON THE VENISE WINE GLASS

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Glasses from the 18th century or later

MINI APOTHECARY (ALBARELLO) GLASS BOTTLE

FIVE MINIATURE GLASSES

DUTCH 18TH CENTURY SHOT GLASS (OORLAM)

DUTCH 18TH CENTURY SHOT GLASS (OORLAM)

THE HANS VAN ROSSUM GLASS COLLECTION

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 4, 2021

Hans van Rossum

Dutch private collector of Roman Glass (field of interest: 1st- 5th century AD) since about 40 years.
Retired from business – Master of Art, graduated with a thesis about the influence of the Roman Glass forms on the creations of modern glass artists.  
–   See a catalogue of his collection at Blurb.com: Roman and early Byzantine Glass by Hans van Rossum MA – https://nl.blurb.com/b/9646086-roman-and-early-byzantine-glass

Contact: hrossum@gmail.com

Examples from his collection of ancient glass:

To get more information on each of the objects click on the title above the picture.

PATTERN-BLOWN SPRINKLER FLASK

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LARGE ROMAN GLASS JUG

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 SPRINKLER BOTTLE

ROMAN GLASS TRAILED JUG

DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM

GLASS BOWL WITH BASKET HANDLE

GLASS BEAKER

HEAD of a COCKEREL

PATTERN-BLOWN ROMAN GLASS JUGLET

DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM

ROMAN FOOTED GLASS JUG

DISH WITH RIBBED COILS ON RIM

EGYPT FRUIT-SHAPED GLASS BEADS

BLUE AMPHORA WITH LIGHT BLUE OPAQUE HANDLES

ONE-HANDLED CUP

COMPLIMENTARY PAIR OF ROMAN GLASS VESSEL

OIL LAMP OR UNGUENTARIUM

SPRINKLER FLASK WITH RARE ZIGZAG DECORATION

TWIN-LOOPED BOTTLE

PATTERN-BLOWN MODIOLUS

SPRINKLER BOTTLE WITH TWO HANDLES

ANCIENT GLASS AT THE LVR-LANDES MUSEUM IN BONN

SQUAT ROMAN GLASS JUG

TWO SMALL  JUGS AND AN APOTROPAIC MIRROR

SQUARE BOTTLE

 BOTTLE

UNGUENTARIUM with KNOBS

POMEGRANATE-SHAPED SPRINKLER

JUGLET WITH TREFOIL LIP AND ZIGZAG TAILING

ROMAN GLASS STRIGIL

ROMAN SQUARE GLASS BOTTLE

AMBER RIBBED BOWL (zarte Rippenschale)

MINIATURE ROMAN GLASS AMPHORA

ROMAN GLASS JUG

ROMAN GLASS DOUBLE-BALSAMARIUM

ROMAN JUG WITH LOOP HANDLE

AMBER RIBBED BOWL (zarte Rippenschale)

MELTED ROMAN GLASS PERFUME BOTTLE

AMPHORISKOS

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SEALED ARYBALLOS

HEXAGONAL AMPULLA OLEARIA OR ARYBALLOS

ROMAN HEXAGONAL AMPULLA OLEARIA OR ARYBALLOS

ROMAN SIMPULUM

ROMAN SIMPULUM

ROMAN PYXIS WITH LID

Lidded Roman Pyxis

MOLD-BLOWN SIDONIAN JUG

MOLD-BLOWN JUG

ROMAN PATTERN-BLOWN JUG

ROMAN PATTERN-BLOWN JUG

LATE ROMAN DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM

LATE ROMAN DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM

MINIATURE TREFOIL-LIPPED JUG

ROMAN MINIATURE TREFOIL-LIPPED JUG

ROMAN GLASS LONG NECK JUG

1H Roman Jug with Long Neck
1H Roman Jug with Long Neck

ROMAN GLASS ARYBALLOS WITH CHAIN & STOPPER

2H Roman glass aryballos with chain & stopper
2H Roman glass aryballos with chain & stopper

ROMAN GLASS GUTTROLF SPRINKLER

3H Roman Glass Guttrolf Sprinkler Bottle
3H Roman Glass Guttrolf Sprinkler Bottle

ROMAN GLASS FOUR HANDLED ARYBALLOS

4H Roman Glass Aryballos with Four Handles
4H Roman Glass Aryballos with Four Handles

INDENTED CUP (CREATION OF MOTHER NATURE)

5H INDENTED ROMAN CUP
5H INDENTED ROMAN CUP

NARROW-NECKED JUG

6H NARROW-NECKED JUG
6H NARROW-NECKED JUG

EARLY ROMAN JUG

7HEarly Roman Jug
7HEarly Roman Jug

ROMAN BLUE RIBBED BOWL (zarte Rippenschale)

8H ROMAN BLUE RIBBED BOWL
8H ROMAN BLUE RIBBED BOWL

MINIATURE AMPHORA

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MINIATURE AMPHORA

SPOONS OR LIGULAE

SPOONS OR LIGULAE
SPOONS OR LIGULAE

MOLD-BLOWN BOTTLE

MOLD-BLOWN BOTTLE
MOLD-BLOWN BOTTLE

DECORATED PYXIS OR JAR

DECORATED PYXIS OR JAR
DECORATED PYXIS OR JAR

PEAR-SHAPED JUG OR LAGOENA

PEAR-SHAPED JUG OR LAGOENA
PEAR-SHAPED JUG OR LAGOENA

DISK-FOOTED JUG

 DISK-FOOTED JUG
DISK-FOOTED JUG

FUSED PERFUME BOTTLES

FUSED PERFUME BOTTLES
FUSED PERFUME BOTTLES

AMPHORISKOS

AMPHORISKOS
AMPHORISKOS

ARYBALLOS

ROMAN GLASS ARYBALLOS
ROMAN GLASS ARYBALLOS

TWO-HANDLED BEAKER

TWO HANDLED BEAKER
TWO HANDLED BEAKER

TWO PERFUME BOTTLES

TWO PERFUME BOTTLES
TWO PERFUME BOTTLES

TWO PERFUME BOTTLES

TWO PERFUME BOTTLES
TWO PERFUME BOTTLES

POINTED UNGUENTARIUM

POINTED UNGUENTARIUM
POINTED UNGUENTARIUM

DECORATED JUGLET

Decorated Juglet
Decorated Juglet

THIN-WALLED ARYBALLOS

THIN-WALLED ARYBALLOS
THIN-WALLED ARYBALLOS

PATTERN-BLOWN FLASK

Pattern-Blown Flask
Pattern-Blown Flask

TWIN-LOOPED HANDLE BOTTLE

TWIN-LOOPED HANDLE BOTTLE from Egypt, Karanis
TWIN-LOOPED HANDLE BOTTLE from Egypt, Karanis

THE ERETZ ISRAEL GLASS PAVILION

Glass Pavilion Eretz Museum

KOHL (COSMETIC) TUBE

KOHL (COSMETIC) TUBE
KOHL (COSMETIC) TUBE

AMBER RIBBED BOWL (zarte Rippenschale)

AMBER RIBBED BOWL (zarte Rippenschale)
AMBER RIBBED BOWL (zarte Rippenschale)

SQUAT CARINATED ROMAN BOTTLE

ROMAN SQUAT CARINATED BLUE BOTTLE
ROMAN SQUAT CARINATED BLUE BOTTLE

MINIATURE ROMAN JUG

MINIATURE ROMAN JUG
MINIATURE ROMAN JUG

TREFOIL-LIPPED JUG

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TREFOIL-LIPPED JUG 109

RIBBED JAR

ROMAN RIBBED JAR 25
ROMAN RIBBED JAR

TREFOIL-LIPPED JUG

TREFOIL-LIPPED ROMAN GLASS JUG
TREFOIL-LIPPED ROMAN JUG

TWIN-HANDLED JAR

TWIN-HANDLED ROMAN JAR
TWIN-HANDLED ROMAN JAR

PATTERN-BLOWN SPRINKLER

CYLINDRICAL BOTTLE

Roman cylindrical glass bottle
Roman cylindrical glass bottle

MOLD-BLOWN JUG

MOLD-BLOWN JUG
MOLD-BLOWN JUG

MINIATURE ROMAN JUG

MINIATURE ROMAN JUG
MINIATURE ROMAN JUG

SQUAT-CIRCULAR BODIED ROMAN ARYBALLOS

THIN-WALLED ‘SPLASHED’ ARYBALLOS

ROMAN THIN-WALLED 'SPLASHEDGLASS' ARYBALLOS
ROMAN THIN-WALLED ‘SPLASHED GLASS’ ARYBALLOS

MULTI-HANDLED JAR

LATE ROMAN MULTI-HANDLED JAR
LATE ROMAN MULTI-HANDLED JAR

RIBBED AMPHORISKOS

 RIBBED AMPHORISKOS
RIBBED AMPHORISKOS

RIBBED BOWL

RIBBED BOWL
RIBBED BOWL

RIBBED BOWL

ROMAN RIBBED BOWL
RIBBED BOWL

FLASK ON FOLDED STEMMED FOOT

PEAR-SHAPED ROMAN GLASS JUG

PEAR-SHAPED ROMAN GLASS JUG

ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM

ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM

JUDAEAN GlASS MEDALLION

Menorah

MOSAIC ROMAN GLASS BEAD WITH FLOWER

ROMAN TALL CYLINDRICAL BOTTLE

ROMAN GLASS TALL CYLINDRICAL BOTTLE

LENTOID BOTTLE

LATE ROMAN SMALL DECORATED FLASK

DECORATED SMALL FLASK 2

TWO-HANDLED UNGUENT BOTTLE

TWO-HANDLED ROMAN BOTTLE

LENTOID ARYBALLOS

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JUGLET WITH SHOULDER-RIDGE

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COLORLESS GLASS VESSELS WITH DARK BLUE TRAILING

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 28, 2021

Late Medieval period 12th – 15th Centuries

Probably Germany, about 1250-1350 in Glassmuseum Hentrich, Museum Kunst Plast, Dusseldorf

In the Late Medieval period 12th – 15th Centuries a new type of decoration appeared on bowls, beakers and scheuers.  These vessels of colorless and almost clear glass were decorated with bright dark blue trailing.  They probably were made in Germany and had a wide distribution in Europe.  These vessels are from finds in Mainz, Speyer, Freiburg, Strasbourg, Worms and other sites in southern France.  Fragments of similar vessels from sites in United Kingdom may be imports from southern France.  The motif of this dark bright blue trailing is very distinctive and not seen before or after.

 

Click on the pictures below to enlarge

MEROVINGIAN TRAILED BEAKERS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 23, 2021

116E MEROVINGIAN TRAILED BEAKER in The Allaire Collection

Date: 5-6th Century AD Height: 10.3 cm

Remarks: This is a Frankish (Merovingian) glass beaker with fine trailing. The piece is made from bubbly glass with a slight green tinge and has a bell-shaped body on a small circular pad base. At the top there is a splayed lip and below it there is a neck band of fine trailing. Intact.

Providence: Martin Wunsch collection, NYC.

Ref: Vera I. Evison Catalogue of Anglo-Saxon Glass in the British Museum, Plate 3 #49 P. 131

This is a second beaker 54E in the Allaire Collection is darker green in color. Also see this link. A GROUP OF MEROVINGIAN TRAILED BEAKERS

GLASS OF THE MIDDLE AGES 5th to 15th CENTURY

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 16, 2021

The Middle Ages is a period of European history between the decline of the Roman Empire in the fifth century A.D. and the dawn of the Renaissance in 15th century Italy.  The Western Roman Empire ended more or less at the end of the 5th century The Eastern Roman empire, Byzantium, ended basically in the 15th century when the Ottoman Empire conquered Constantinople and formed an Islamic state at the eastern borders of Europe. But, let’s not forget that the crusaders in the early part of the 13th century contributed to the decay of what was left of the Eastern empire. Glass and history go hand in hand so to say.

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Merovingian glass 5th-8th Century of the Allaire Collection

Fortunately, there was still something going on in the field of glass making after the western part of the Roman Empire had vanished. The Romans brought their own glass makers with them in the respective settlements. Those glass makers didn’t vanish after the western empire crumbled in what we now call western Europe. It is almost sure that the Roman glass makers had local pupils who also learned the trade and took care of the continuity in making glass. In the simple writings about history it is often stated that after the Romans the “Dark Ages” came about. Those “Dark Ages” came to an end with Charles the Great or Charlemagne (742 – 814) and the formation of the Carolingian empire/kingdom.  The Carolingian Empire was a large empire in western and central Europe during the early Middle Ages. It was ruled by the Carolingian dynasty, which had ruled as kings of the Franks since 751 and as kings of the Lombards of Italy from 774.

The Merovingian were a Salian Frankish dynasty that ruled the Franks for nearly 300 years in a region known as Francia in Latin, beginning in the middle of the 5th century.  The Merovingian kingdom was in place from approx. 450 till 750 AC.. The name comes from Merovech a legendary king of de Salish Franks. Clovis the first king (465 – 511) was baptized in the “cathedral” of Saint-Remi and made the Christian religion to the religion of the Merovingian kingdom. The name of the later kings of France (Louis with a “serial” number) is a corruption of Clovis. The French name for Clovis was Hlodovic which sounds when pronounced in French a bit like Louis.  Both pronunciations where difficult to the French as spoken in those days hence the final result Louis.  The later kings always claimed to be descendants of Clovis and many were crowned in Saint-Remi.

Clovis basically united the largest part of Gall north of the Loire. He defeated the Aleman’s close to Zülpichin 496 ( his experiences on the battlefield are said to have influenced his conversion) and the Visigoths at Vouillé in 507 and reigned over a large kingdom. It is even said the kingdom stretched from the present Netherlands to the Pyrenees and across the Rhine in Germany.

All in all, they were basically Franks who adopted the name of Merovech to become Merovingian’s (source Wikipedia). That is the reason that glass from that period is often called Frankish-Merovingian.

During the 1,000 years of the Middle Ages also referred to as the Dark Ages, Europe underwent profound changes. David Whitehouse in Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasant the book for the 2010 exhibition at The Corning Museum of Glass divides this period of history into three sections.  The Early Middle Ages from the fifth to the eighth century, the Central Middle Ages starting with the eighth to the eleventh and the Late Middle Ages 12th to 14th centuries. Some scholars refer to Early Middle Ages also as the Migration Period.

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Medieval Glass at the The Metropolitan Art Museum from the Central Middle Ages

Glass from the Early and Central Middle Ages is mostly a story of drinking vessels, bowls, cups, beakers, drinking horns, and bottles.  In the later period drinking vessels start to decline in importance with the rise of stained glass used for the windows of cathedrals. The oldest-known fragments of medieval pictorial stained glass appear to date from the 10th century. The earliest intact figures are the five prophet windows at Augsburg Germany, dating from the late 11th century. At Canterbury and Chartres Cathedrals, a number of panels of the 12th century have survived.

Most of the magnificent stained glass of France is in the famous windows of Chartres Cathedral, date from the 13th century.  So important and beautiful are stained glass windows in the Middle Ages that generally, that is all you hear about on the subject of Medieval glass.  Most of the glass vessels produced in the later Middle Ages in northern Germany, the Low Countries, and central Europe were made of transparent green Waldglas or forestglass.  The color came from the presence of impurities (iron oxide) in the raw materials.  This type of glass particularly the Berkemeyer and Krautstrunk evolved in the 17th century into the Roemer.

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Roemers in the Allaire Collection

This blog will concentrate on drinking vessels and the magnificent windows of the Chartres Cathedral near Paris and oldest stained-glass window in the German city of Augsburg.  The examples that follow are from The Corning Museum of Glass, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum, Musee des Art Decoratifs, The Allaire Collection and contributing collectors to this blog.

Parts of this article come from the book written by David Whitehouse, Medieval Glass for popes, Princes, and Peasant,2010 and an article in Glashistorisch Tijdschrift nr.138. By Theo Zandbergen

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EARLY MIDDLE AGES (MIGRATION PERIOD) 5th TO 8th CENTURIES

CENTRAL MIDDLE AGES 8-11 CENTURIES

There was very little glassware manufactured in Europe between the mid-8th to mid-10th century.  The Carolingian glass below is from  THE MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORY IN SAINT-DENIS, FRANCE

(active link)THE MUSEUM OF ART AND HISTORY IN SAINT-DENIS, FRANCE

LATE MIDDLE AGES 12th TO 14th CENTURY

ROMAN GLASS PATTERN-BLOWN SPRINKLER FLASK

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 13, 2021

PATTERN-BLOWN SPRINKLER of Hans van Rossum

Date: 4th century A.D. | Eastern Mediterranean Size:↑12.6 cm | ø 8.6 cm (handles) and 5.2 cm (body) | Weight 90 g

Technique: Body pattern-blown, neck and rim free blown; handles applied; tooled

Condition: Intact, nice iridescence

Description: Olive green glass; piriform body, decorated with swirling mold-blown ribs; wide collar rim. Long cylindrical neck with horizontal disk to form a diaphragm with a central hole to allow only a small droplet to be poured out. Two extremely heavy created handles applied on the bottom of the neck, drawn up, angled horizontally and attached to the collar rim. Slightly indented base with rest of pontil.

Remarks: The long neck and the extremely heavy handles are rare for this specific form.

Provenance:  C.J. Martin (coins) Ltd. Ancient Art, London 20 June 2012 private collection UK

Exhibited: Museum Patriciërshuis Dordrecht, 11 April – 11 November 2018

References: Christie’s London, auction 28 April 2009, lot 24 (Plesch Collection of Ancient Gla Archaeological Center Tel Aviv, auction 20, 28 September 1999 lot 116, Christie’s New York, auction 5 June 1998, lot 191, The Barakat Gallery, A Catalogue of the Collection 1985 no. G14

FAÇON DE VENISE GLASS MADE IN TUSCANY

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 10, 2021

FAÇON DE VENISE GLASS MADE IN TUSCANY of Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen

FAÇON DE VENISE GLASS MADE IN TUSCANY

FAÇON DE VENISE GLASS MADE IN TUSCANY

 

Dimensions: Size: ↑  12,2 cm.; largest ø corpus 7,2 cm.; ø rim 7,7 cm.; weight 83,4 gram

Origin: Italy, Tuscany, early 17th century

Description: This flask has been pre-formed in a dip mould (now called an optical blow mould), forming the ribs.  The ribs in the bottom of the bulbous corpus are only vaguely present, while these maintained their elegance in the flat top of the flask. The ribs are also still visible in the elongated neck adding to the elegance of the object. The glassmaker twirled the splayed out rim slightly further enhancing the elegance of the flask. As can been seen the kick in base is quite pronounced with a pontil mark.

Remark: The way the flask was made looks like an old forming technique quite specific to Tuscany and a key characteristic for the Façon de Venise glass made in Tuscany in the de Medici glass works.

Material: soda glass

Parallels:
– Annna Laghi, Fragili Trasparenze, Vetri Antichi in Toscana pg. 52 nr. 5 , Museo di Arte
Medievale e Moderna, Arezzo,
– S. Ciappi ao., Vetro in Toscana, Strutture, Prodotti, Immagini 1995, pg. 97/98, fig.162

Provenance:
– old Italian collection,
– with Laméris, Amsterdam,
– In owners collection since 2010.

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