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
American Pickle Jar
This is a large mold-blown jar in the gothic revival style with no pontil mark.
H: 11 ½ inches
Spillman II # 79
Ketchum 1975 p. 140 & 145 and 1985 p. 79
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
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
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
Stern # 92, 94, Hermitage # 388 Ill. 195
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.
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
Kunstgewerbemuseum # 140, Amendt #76-80
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.
Fourth Century AD
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
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
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
McKearin, 200 Hundred Years of American Blown Glass p 242, plate 61 5&7