Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

Small Roman Bottle

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 30, 2015

Small Dark Green Bottle

 This precisely shaped globular bottle was probably used for perfume or bath oil. Its delicate proportion and intense dark green color make it a fine example.

H: 5.5cm

1st Century

Small Dark Green Roman Glass Bottle 41R

Roman Glass Pilgrim or Lentoid Flask

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 29, 2015

Pilgrim Flask

 This late Roman glass is a colorless pilgrim flask with blue handles.  It is called this because of its flattened shape making it easy to slip into a bag carried by a traveler.

H: 13.8 cm

3rd to 4th Century

Published: Solid Liquid Catalogue (#188 p. 103) ex. Shalom Collection

Ref: Kofler Truniger #44, EDE #7-49, Benzian Collection #101, Newark # 171, #459, Mersey Side #A20, Royal Ontario #389, Barakat p. 97

50R Pilgrim flask 3-4th century

Fry Tea Pot with Jade Trim

Posted in 1. American Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Later American Glass after 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 27, 2015

This heat resistant glass tea pot was made by H. C. Fry Glass Company in Rochester, PA. This company made complete dinner sets, tea sets and a large variety of heat-resistant oven glassware from 1916 to 1930 under a license from the Corning Glass Works.

 

H: 7 inches

1916-1930

66A Fry Tea Pot with Jade Trim

Venetian Wine Goblet

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Venetian & Facon de Venise Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 26, 2015

 

Cristallo wine glass has a bell-shaped bowl decorated with gadrooning and a thin clear glass thread circling the center.  The tall narrow stem rests on a wide circular foot.

H: 15.3 cm

First half of 17th Century

Ref: Lameris, 1991 #82

Venetian wine goblet 32E

Facon de Venise Bowl with White Ribbing

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Venetian & Facon de Venise Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 24, 2015

Facon de Venise Bowl with White Ribbing

This is a very unusual large facon de Venise bowl in the style of the 17th Century.  It was probably made in the 19th or 20th Century.  It is made of clear glass with white ribbing sandwiched between two layers “a mezza stampaura”.

H. 10 cm, D. 26 cm

19-20th Century or earlier

Theuerkauff P. 145 #110, Christie’s March28, 2000 Lot 178

 

Facon de Venise bowl 92E

Facon de Venise bowl 92E

Gallo-Roman Glass Hofheim Cup

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 22, 2015

This is a blown convex Roman cup with wheel-cut lines and fine horizontal scratches. The scratches may indicate that the exterior may have been lathe-polished.   Cups like this are called Hofheim cups after a Rhineland military site where over thirty examples were found.  They have also been found in Britain.

H: 5 cm

Mid First Century

29R Hofheim cup with wheel-cut lines

English Green Opaque Twist Wine

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

English Green Opaque Twist Wine

This green wine has a cup-shaped bowl, set on a knop with three raspberry prunts, above a clear glass stem enclosing a double-series opaque-twist and domed foot.
H: 15cm
D: 1765
Ref: Bonhams Nov. 30, 2011 #120, Bonhams Dec. 17, 2008 # 286,
Bickerton # 1155

97E-B English Green White Twist Wine

97E-B English Green White Twist Wine

SIDONIAN BOTTLE WITH SCROLL DESIGN

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 20, 2015

Sidonian Bottle with Scroll Design

This is a light violet mold-blown bottle with a single light green handle which was probably made in Sidon.  Sidon is located in the modern country of Lebanon and has been a glass manufacturing center from the time it was a Phoenician city about 4000 BC.  It may be the city where glass was first made.  During the Roman period Sidon also continued to be a glass manufacturing center.  A large group of these small mold-blown bottles of this type are thought to come from this area and were made in the first Century.  Sidonian bottles were made in many different motifs and colors but are all in the general size and shape of this example.

H: 8 cm

First Century A.D.

CF. New Orleans # 52

43R Sidonian Bottle with Scoll Design 1st century

Poison Bottle with Hobnail Pattern

Posted in 1. American Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 18, 2015

Poison Bottle with Hobnail Pattern

This poison bottle is in the shape of a half pint Pitkin made using the half post method.  Unlike some poison bottles it is made of colorless glass and has no embossed words on it.  The only distinguish characteristic that makes it a poison bottle is the hobnail pattern.

H: 4 ¾ inches

1810-1870

47A Poison Bottle

BOHEMIAN ENGRAVED WINE GLASS WITH UNICORN

Posted in 3. European Glass, Bohemian Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 16, 2015

This engraved wine glass from now the Czech Republic shows a hound hunting a unicorn. The glass has a conical bowl on a stem made with a merese and knop on a folded foot.

H: 15.5 cm

1690

Engraved Glass: Masterpieces from Holland # 8, Hans Cohn Collection # 239, Bickerton # 13

43E Bohemian Wine Glass other side

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