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Zig-Zag Roman Glass Pitcher

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 28, 2015

Zig-Zag Pitcher

It was during the period in 4th Century that turquoise decoration gained popularity.  The example shown here is an excellent representation of how it was most commonly implemented.  This zig-zag design was further accented by making the handle and applied collar ring from the same turquoise glass. The pitcher was made of light green glass which has weathered over the ages to this almost gold patina.

H: 9 cm

Fourth Century

Hans Cohn #50, Boston #58

23R Zig Zag Roman Glass Pitcher

23R Zig Zag Roman Glass Pitcher

Glass Pinch Bottle

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, French Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 26, 2015

Glass Pinch Bottle

An unusually shaped bottle for modernity, but may not have been for the 18th Century.   This is a gourd-shaped colorless glass bottle with tooled trails on the sides and a thumb size pinch in the center sitting on a pad foot.  Possibly made in France.

H: 14.5 cm

Mid 18th C

Ref: Verre d’ usage et De Presige, Bellanger P. 379

103E Bottle with Pinched Center

103E Bottle with Pinched Center

Small Green Glass Roemer

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 21, 2015

Small Green Glass Roemer

This is a beautiful example of a light green glass Roemer where proportion and execution are masterfully done.  It has a small rounded bowl with an open stem decorated with raspberry prunts and connected to a spiral foot made from a glass thread.  It may be from the Netherlands.

H: 11.5 cm

17th Century

Ref: Glass Source Book p. 65

Small Green Glass Roemer 106E

Small Green Glass Roemer 106E

Large Colorless Roemer

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 18, 2015

COLORLESS ROEMER

A large clear colorless Roemer.  The majority of Romers of this type were probably made in Northern Germany.

H: 16 cm

1700-1720

Rijksmuseum # 217

45E Large Colorless Roemer

45E Large Colorless Roemer

Waldglas Maigelein from the Middle Ages

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Medieval Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 15, 2015

Maigelein from the Middle Ages

A Maigelein is a type of wine glass in a group of green glasses called Waldglas (forest-glass). They were made in the later Middle Ages in northern Germany, the Low Countries, and central Europe. The color came from the presence of impurities (iron oxide) in the raw materials. This cup has a pattern-molded design with a high kick. (also see Maigelein 49E)

H: 6 cm

1470-1520

23E Waldglas Maigeline from the Middle Ages

Kunstgewerbemuseum # 140, Amendt #76-80, Phonix #359

Krautsrunk Beaker from The Middle Ages

Posted in 3. European Glass, Medieval Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 8, 2015

Krautsrunk is the German word for cabbage stalk.  In glass it is a type of beaker with a cup-shaped mouth curving outward above an encircling thread and a barrel shaped body decorated with prunts. These were made mostly in Germany roughly between 1490-1530.   It is part of group of glasses called forest or wald glass and usually is a rich dark green color. The krautsrkunk along with the berkemeyer were the forerunners of the romer. It is a “must have” for anyone who collects Medieval glass and is rather rare.

H: 9.5 cm

D: 1490-1500

Ref: Whitehouse, Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes and Peasants 2010 #77, Ricke, 2005 Amendt Collection #49, Baumgartner, 1988 #342

 

13E Krautstrunk beaker

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