This opaque twist wine has a slight gray tint which is a characteristic of Scandinavian glass.
H: 11 cm
Facon de Venise Trick Goblet
The goblet has a double-walled bowl on a narrowing stem applied with a pincered collar. The glass has a grayish-lilac tint. It is called a trick glass because inside bowl can be filled with wine through a small hole in the stem; the hole is then plugged with wax. A person could seem to drink all night without the glass becoming empty. Or a person could go up to someone and pretend to spill it and nothing would happen. A similar trick glass is known from the 4th Century of the Roman period.
Dimensions: H = 13.1 cm, Stem H = 7 cm, Weight = 75 g
Origin & Date: Venice or Tuscany, 17th century.
Ref: The Collection Engels-De Lange, Lameris 2015 p. 81 #50, Christie’s March 28, 2000 # 140 & May 2007 #21, Sothby’s June 16, 1984 #73 & Dec. 18, 2002 #6&7, Rijksmuseum, #155, 156, Lameris, 1991 # 111, “Glass from the Ancient World: the Ray Winfield Smith Collection”, Corning 1957, #241
Ale glasses were made in England mainly in the 18th C. and were intended for drinking ale or beer. They varied in height, knop and stem styles. The wrythen decoration shown on these three examples from our collection is created with spiral or swirling verticle ribs.
Green Enameled Flask from Germany (66E)
H: 6 ¼”
Mid-late 18th C.
Merseyside # D27
The pictures are of the front and back. The cap that screws onto the metal fitting is missing.
Green English wine with blown hollow stem and dome foot.
H: 15 cm
Bickerton # 1154, Fitzwilliam # 225c, Rijksmuseum #230
Spanish Glass Cantir from Catalonia
This light green glass cantir is from Catalonia, Spain. A cantir is a type of closed jug or cantaro with a ring handle and two spouts. It is a type of pass glass with the slender spout used for drinking by pouring the liquid directly into the user’s mouth.
H: 20.3 cm
Ref: Art in Glass, Toledo Museum of Art, 1969 page 63
This Frankish or Merovingian bell beaker has a wrythen-molded body in yellow glass with a fine opaque white trailing wrapped around the top and bottom.
C: 5th-7th Century AD
Glass of the Dark Ages #13, Merseyside County Museum # B4, Sotheby’s London November 20,1987 #31
This is an early English small lead-glass jelly with a folded rim and gadrooning to the lower body.
H: 3 in.
C. 1680 London, Savoy Glasshouse
#146 Venezianisches Glas der Veste Coburg
Merovingian Green Bell Beaker
H: 13 cm
Late 6th-early 7th c. AD
Ref: Attila to Charlemagne #22.9 P273
SALVIATI GADROONED FOOTED VASES
These two similar vases differ only in their color. They are possibly from the Salviati Co. and probably 19th C. One we acquired in April 1995 and the other April 2009.
H: 5 3/4 inch