Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

NORWEGIAN OPAQUE TWIST WINE GLASS

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, European Misc. by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 30, 2015

This opaque twist wine has a slight gray tint which is a characteristic of Scandinavian glass.

H:  11 cm

C: 1770-1785

83E Norwegian Opaque Twist Wine Glass

FACON de VENISE TRICK GOBLET

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Venetian & Facon de Venise Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 28, 2015

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

89E Facon de Venise Trick Goblet

ENGLISH WRYTHEN ALE GLASSES: THREE EXAMPLES

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

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.

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E6 Wrythen Ale, H: 6 inches, Mid 18th C.

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E19 Wrythen Ale, H: 4 3/4 inches, Mid 18thc.

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E29 Wrythen Ale, H: 4 1/3 inches, Mid 18th C.

Enameled German Flask

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Enameled Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 20, 2015

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.

German Enameled Flask

German Enameled Flask

German Enameled Flask

German Enameled Flask

English Wine Glass

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

Green English wine with blown hollow stem and dome foot.

H: 15 cm

C. 1750

Bickerton # 1154, Fitzwilliam # 225c, Rijksmuseum #230

Green English wine glass with blown hollow stem and dome foot. (82E)

82E Green English wine glass with blown hollow stem and dome foot.

SPANISH CANTIR FROM CATALONIA

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Spanish Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 14, 2015

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

18th Century

Ref: Art in Glass, Toledo Museum of Art, 1969  page 63

Spanish glass cantir from Catalonia

27E Spanish glass cantir from Catalonia

Frankish Bell Beaker

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 12, 2015

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.

H: 15cm

C: 5th-7th Century AD

Glass of the Dark Ages #13, Merseyside County Museum # B4, Sotheby’s London November 20,1987 #31

Frankish Bell Beaker

51E Frankish Bell Beaker

ENGLISH LEAD-GLASS JELLY

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 10, 2015

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

English lead-glass Jelly

42E English lead-glass Jelly

Merovingian Green Bell Beaker

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 7, 2015

Merovingian Green Bell Beaker

90E Merovingian green bell beaker

90E Merovingian green bell beaker

H: 13 cm

Late 6th-early 7th c. AD

Ref: Attila to Charlemagne #22.9 P273

SALVIATI GADROONED FOOTED VASES

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Salviati Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 6, 2015

SALVIATI GADROONED FOOTED VASES

gardrooned-stemmed-vases

91E on the left & 39E on the right Pair of Salviati 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

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