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SPANISH FACON de VENISE WINE GLASS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on November 28, 2014

26E Spanish Facon de Venise Wine Glass of The Allaire Glass Collection

26E Spanish Facon de Venise Wine Glass with Hollos-blown knop, Spanish 18th Century

Dimensions: H= 10.5 cm, Stem H = 3.0  Weight = 9.9 grams, Date = 18th century

Origin: Catalonia, Spain

Stem definition: Hollow, inverted baluster stem

Description: This straw colored wine has a bucket bowl with a hollow baluster stem and folded foot. Glassmakers of Catalonia in the 18th century often imitated the Venetian styles but added their own distinctive creativity.

Ref: Frothingham # 39A

 

Merovingian Glass Bell Beaker

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on November 21, 2014

Merovingian Glass Bell Beaker

This Merovingian bell beaker is made of light yellow-green glass. It has a rounded and broad bottom and outward and upwardly flaring profile to the plain rim. Distinct pattern molded vertical ribs are noticeable on the body. Intact, with areas of encrustation and iridescent highlights. Ex. Martin Wunsch collection, NY

H: 10.3 cm
D: 6th Century AD
Ref: David Whitehouse, Roman Glass in Corning Museum of Glass, volume 2 # 614 P. 116-117, E. Marianne Stern, Roman, Byzantine, and early Medieval Glass 10 BCE- 700 CE.,#198

117E Merovingian trailed bell beaker

117E Merovingian bell beaker

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