Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

LIDDED VENETIAN COMPOTE WITH TURQUOISE DECORATION

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Venetian & Facon de Venise Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 31, 2016

This beautiful lidded Venetian compote with turquoise decoration on the lid and bowl.

H: 7 1/2  inches

17th or 20th Century

Ref. Frankfurt # 134

Lidded Compote 14E

CATHEDRAL PICKLE JAR

Posted in 1. American Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 29, 2016

American Pickle Jar

This is a large mold-blown jar in the gothic revival style with no pontil mark.

H: 11 ½ inches

1840-1880

Spillman II # 79

Ketchum 1975 p. 140 & 145 and 1985 p. 79

Cathedral Pickle Jar   (10A)

ROMAN GLASS SKYPHOS

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 27, 2016

Skyphos

The classic shape of this skyphos, a two-handled drinking cup from the First Century, reflects the metal prototypes of the period.  The body, thinly blown, has straight sides, an out-turned rim and applied ring base.  The elaborate handles have finger rests at both top and bottom and were angled for ease in drinking.  The skyphos has been repaired.  It was found in Turkey.

H: 8 cm

Date: First Century A.D.

Constable Maxwell # 68

Roman Glass Skyphos 27R

Roman Glass Candlestick Balsamarium

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 26, 2016

Candlestick Balsamarium

This is a utilitarian bottle from the second century with beautiful iridescence over the entire piece of glass. This vessel, used for perfume, was designed with a long neck inhibiting evaporation of the precious liquid within.

H: 14 cm

Second to Third Century

Ref: Cf. Yale #169

36R Candlestick Balsamarium

ROMAN GREEN GLASS PITCHER WITH TREFOIL MOUTH

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 21, 2016

Green trefoil mouth pitcher

This is a Roman glass pitcher with a pear-shaped body tapering into a slender neck with contrasting dark green coil.  The mouth is a trefoil shape with applied coil and the foot is tooled and splayed.

H: 12.5 cm

Fourth Century

Stern # 92, 94, Hermitage # 388 Ill. 195

53R Green Trefoil Mouth Pitcher

Facon de Venise Goblet

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, French Glass, Venetian & Facon de Venise Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 15, 2016

This is an early 17th century Facon de Venise goblet in a classic shape and in excellent condition.

H: 16.5 cm, D:  10.4 cm

Early 17th Century

References: Rijksmuseum #15, Christie’s Mar. 2000 #139,  Facon de Venise Wine Goblet from the collection of  Elizabeth & Theo Zandbergen. Seen in the picture on the right.

MEDIEVAL MAIGELEIN

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Medieval Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 13, 2016

A Maigelein is a drinking cup used in the Middle Ages.  It was made from green glass called Wald (Forest) glass and has a pattern-molded design with a high kick.

H: 5 ½ cm

1470-1520

Kunstgewerbemuseum # 140, Amendt #76-80

Maigelein 49E

ROMAN COIL-NECK PITCHER

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 11, 2016

Roman Coil-Neck Pitcher

Near colorless glass pitcher with flaring rim is of petite proportions standing only 11 cm high.  It is decorated with trailing at the rim and base of the neck, the use of darker turquoise glass spirals the body emphasizing the tooled indentations.  There is an applied pad base and single handle which is laid on the shoulder and drawn up and attached at the rim.  Virtually no weathering has marred the clarity of this little piece of glass.

H: 11cm

Fourth Century AD

58R Coil Neck Pitcher

Facon de Venise Spanish Arbarello Jar with Cover

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Spanish Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 9, 2016

Facon de Venise Spanish Arbarello Jar with Lid

This small lidded vessel of greenish transparent glass is decorated with cage-like white threads.  It may possibly have served as a pharmaceutical jar.  Finding  a vessel of this type with a lid is uncommon.

H:  6 inches

17th C.

E. Heinemeyer, Glas (Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, 1966) p. 88 #259

Published: Form and Light: 400 years of European Glass (Michael Ward, Inc. 1985)

Ex Collection: Baumgartner, Basel

69E Arbarello with Lid

GREEN WINEGLASS MADE IN NEW ENGLAND OR ENGLAND

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Early American Glass before 1850, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 7, 2016

Green Wineglass

This wineglass is blown from brilliant light green lead glass.  It has a circular bowl with heavy tapering cylindrical stem drawn from same gather to a broad circular foot with an in-folded rim.  The wine could be American from the New England area or English.

H: 3 5/8th inches

Circa: 1820

McKearin, 200 Hundred Years of American Blown Glass p 242, plate 61 5&7

96E Light green wine

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