English Green Wine with an Opaque Twist
This green wine has a cup-shaped bowl, set on knop with three raspberry prunts, above a clear stem enclosing a double-series opaque-twist and domed foot.
This example is a popular commemorative glass from the Victorian Era with the date of 1899, city Asbury Park (NJ), and name. There are many glasses like this with different place, dates, and names. This one is important to me because my Grandfather at age 23 gave it to his new bride Anna.
H: 3 ½ inches
American Popcorn Pitkin
The pattern on this Pitkin flask looks like rows of corn on a cob, giving it this name. A Pitkin is a type of bottle originally made in The Pitkin Glass Works in Manchester, CT (1788-1830). They were made later in other parts of New England and in the Midwest (e. g. Zanesville, Ohio 1810-1830). The Pitkin flask is based on an older technique called the German, “Half-Post Method”.
H: 6 inches
Mc Kearin B&F p. 314
Enameled Roemer (Ray’s Roemer)
This Victorian enameled roemer was made in Europe and possibly decorated by the Bohemian glass-worker and designer Kolo L. Moser. It was given to us by a dear friend.
H: 4 ½ inches
This is dark green wald glass beaker with a short stem and spiral foot from the late Medieval period. Most beakers of this type and date are decorated with applied trails or prunts. This plain example is not common. It may be from Germany
H: 8 cm
Ref: Amendt #127, Rouen p. 319, 414
Warzenbecher (German) literally means wart beaker also called a bossed beaker. This is a small olive-tinted beaker molded with bosses and having a high kick in base. There are two types of beakers with this name. The first is generally lighter in color, weight and from the Netherlands as shown in this example. It is made by mould-blown decoration of drops, tears or warts on the tumbler. The bottom of this beaker has a pattern with a star derived from the mould. The second type is made of heavy and thick green glass in the shape of a tumbler and decorated with scattered prunts of irregular shapes or raspberry prunts. The prunts are applied to the beaker as molten blobs of glass.
H: 5.5cm D: 6.5cm
Early 17th Century
Ref: Christies March 28, 2000 #7,Ruckert 1982 p81 #283, Henkes #31.3, Amendt #176-178
Green RomanTrailed Jar
A pale-green twin handled jar has a depressed globular form with indented base and wide flaring neck. The body and neck are decorated with a continuous spiral thread. The jar is almost clear and is in excellent condition.
H: 8 cm
3rd to 4th Century AD
Exhibited: Newark Museum “Fire & Light Exhibition” Aug. 15, 2001-Jan. 20, 2002
Ref: Charles Ede, June 1990, # 28
A pale green cup or lamp decorated with a series of blue glass dots.
H: 8.2 cm
Ref: Klein p. 140,Corning Vol. I #371
The Roman flask is similar to the more common examples decorated with flat undulating threads called, “snake trails”. Below the neck is a tight constriction creating a small opening to control the pouring and evaporation of the costly liquid within. A milky white iridescence weathering has formed over the yellowish colorless glass of this vessel.
H: 10 cm
Caesars #62, Bomford Collection #95, Kofler-Truniger Collection #74 (all with Snake Trails)
This aqua-marine bowl, with its simple lines is undecorated except for a single trail near the slightly splayed out rim. The base is set on a small ring foot.
H: 6.7 cm
D: 10 Cm
1st -2nd Century AD