Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

English Green Wine with an Opaque Twist

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

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.

H: 15cm

c. 1765

97E-A English Green Wine with an Opaque Twist

Anna’s Glass

Posted in 1. American Glass, Later American Glass after 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 28, 2015

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

D: 1899

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POPCORN PITKIN

Posted in 1. American Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 27, 2015

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  A Pitkin is a type of bottle originally made in The Pitkin Glass Works in Manchester, CT (1788-1830).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

1810-1830

Mc Kearin B&F p. 314

46A Popcorn Pitkin

Enameled Roemer (Ray’s Roemer)

Posted in 3. European Glass, Bohemian Glass, Enameled Glass, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 24, 2015

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

1890-1910

57E Enamelled Roemer

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Medieval Glass Beaker with Stem Foot

Posted in 3. European Glass, Medieval Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 20, 2015

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

1500-1550

Ref: Amendt #127, Rouen p. 319, 414

86E Medieval Wald Glass Beaker

WARZENBEACHER (wart beaker)

Posted in 3. European Glass, Medieval Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 18, 2015

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

74E Warzenbecher

GREEN ROMAN TRAILED JAR

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 16, 2015

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

45R Green Roman Trailed Jar 3-4th century

Roman Cup or Lamp with Blue Blobs

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 14, 2015

A pale green cup or lamp decorated with a series of blue glass dots.

H: 8.2 cm

Fourth Century

Ref: Klein p. 140,Corning Vol. I #371

57R Roman Cup or Lamp with Blue Blobs

Pear-Shaped Roman Dropper Flask

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 11, 2015

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.

Third Century

H: 10 cm

Caesars #62, Bomford Collection #95, Kofler-Truniger Collection #74 (all with Snake Trails)

64R pear shaped Roman dropper flask

 

Roman Bowl with Trail

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 9, 2015

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

60R Roman Bowl with Trail

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