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Small Glass Pocket Tumbler with White Trailing

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Spanish Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 23, 2013

Small Glass Pocket Tumbler with White Trailing

 This tumbler is a golden honey color with thin white trailing. This piece is unusual because of its color, type of trailing and its small size.  A glass pocket tumbler was carried by a traveler in a pouch or pocket and used for drinking.  A large number of pocket tumblers were made in Spain from the early-17th though the late-18th century.  The origin of the piece could be Spain, or Germany.  No parallels could be found.

H: 7.3 cm

18th Century

30E Small Glass Pocket Tumbler with White Trailing

30E Small Glass Pocket Tumbler with White Trailing

Expanded-Diamond Glass Salt

Posted in 1. American Glass, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 14, 2013

American Expanded-Diamond  Glass Salt

 This cobalt blue salt was made by blowing the glass into a diamond mold pattern, then expanded and shaped.

H: 3 inches

1765-1800

Ref: Spillman I #175

49A American Expanded-diamond GlassSalt

49A American Expanded-diamond Glass Salt

American Mid-western Glass Creamer

Posted in 1. American Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 13, 2013

Pittsburgh Glass Creamer

This beautiful creamer is made of colorless leaded glass and has a pattern-molded body with 15 ribs.  Its shape is typically  Mid-western  probably Pittsburgh .

H: 7 1/8 inches

1815-1840

Inness-Pittsburgh # 162

02A Pittsburgh Creamer

02A Pittsburgh Creamer

Wrythen Jelly or Syllabub Glass

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 11, 2013

Wrythen Jelly or Syllabub Glass

This glass is probably from England and used to service jelly or Syllabub. Syllabub is a traditional English dessert, popular from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. It is usually made from rich milk or cream seasoned with sugar and lightly curdled with wine.  Recipes date back to the Tudor Dynasty.

H:  4 ¼ inches

1780-1800

 Wrythen Jelly or Syllabub Glass 07E

07E English Wrythen Jelly or Syllabub Glass

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Germanic Wine Glass

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, European Misc. by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 3, 2013

Germanic Wine Glass 

This German wine or goblet has a molded bowl, a stem with large bladed knop and folded foot.  This glass was bought more than two years before the Germanic wine with gold rim (22E) in the following post and from a different source.  This glass is slightly cruder and the molded bowl is not as sharp as the gold rimmed twin. They may have been made at the same factory and perhaps by the same hand nearly three hundred years ago.

H: 15.3cm

18th Century

Germanic Wine Glass

Germanic Wine Glass 04E

German Wine Glass with a Gold-Leaf Rim

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, European Misc. by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 2, 2013

This German wine glass or goblet has a molded bowl with a gold-leaf band on the rim. The stem has a large bladed knop and the foot is folded.

H: 15.3cm

18th Century

22E German Wine Glass with Gold Rim

22E German Wine Glass with Gold Rim

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