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ROMAN GLASS DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 29, 2016

24R DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM

This elegantly free-blown slender shape is emphasized by the most delicate threaded design which wraps around the entire form. The originally light blue-green glass has developed a brilliant iridescence patina over its surface. Balsamaria from this period were manufactured in single, double and the more elaborate quadruple designs and it is assumed that they were all used for cosmetics.

H: 12 cm

4th. to 5th. Century AD

Kof 21, PA 433, N 486

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MEROVINGIAN OR GALLO-ROMAN GLASS BEAKER

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 28, 2016

Merovingian or Gallo-Roman Beaker

This Gallo-Roman beaker was made in the beginning of the Migration Period in the Western Provinces. The elegantly formed beaker is made of light olive green glass and stands on a conical base ring. Intact. Ex: Martin Wunsch collection, NYC.

H: 11.5 cm
D: 4th –Early 5th Century AD

Ref: David Whitehouse, Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, Volume 1, #177 P.115, Sotheby’s Nov 20 1987 Lot 133, #81, Memoires de Verre, # 74 P. 40, Verreries Antiques der Musee de Picardie # 319 P. 5

 

115E Gallo-Roman Glass Beaker

115E Gallo-Roman Glass Beaker

Glass Codd Bottle from Guyana

Posted in 1. American Glass, Later American Glass after 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 27, 2016

Codd Bottle

This bottle has a cylindrical shape with a flat base and a Codd stopper inside. It is embossed with the words: Demerara Ice House, Proprietors D’Aguiar Bros and a trade mark of a hand with a heart on it. Demerara Ice House Hotel, is located in Georgetown, Guyana, and was purchased by the D’Aguiar Brothers around 1907. It is called a Codd Bottle because of this type of closure in the neck. Hiram Codd, an English engineer in 1872, patented a bottle filled under gas pressure which pushed a marble against a rubber washer in the neck, creating a perfect seal. It was mainly used for mineral effervescent water.
H: 9 inches
D: 1907 or later

Glass Codd Bottle 88A

Glass Codd Bottle 88A

BERKEMEYER WALD GLASS

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Medieval Glass, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 25, 2016

This early type of Wald glass is called a Berkemeyer.  It has a flaring bowl on a prunted stem with pinched foot ring. Found in Germany. To view all the Roemers and Wald glass in this collection click here.

H: 9 cm

2nd  Half of 16th C.

Rijksmuseum # 171

12E Berkmeyer 2nd Half of 16th Century H 9cm

12E Berkemeyer 2nd Half of 16th Century H 9cm

MEROVINGIAN TRAILED BEAKER

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 24, 2016

MEROVINGIAN TRAILED BEAKER

This is a Frankish (Merovingian) glass beaker with fine trailing. The piece is made from bubbly glass with a slight green tinge and has a bell-shaped body on a small circular pad base. At the top there is a splayed lip and below it there is a neck band of fine trailing. Intact. Ex Martin Wunsch collection, NYC.

There is a similar glass beaker  in our collection 54E Frankish or Merovingian Beaker .

H: 10.3 cm

D: 5-6th Century AD

Ref: Vera I. Evison, Catalogue of Anglo-Saxon Glass in the British Museum, Plate 3 #49 P. 131

116E Merovingian trailed Beaker

116E Merovingian trailed Beaker

Bottle with Spectacle Decoration

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 23, 2016

Bottle with Spectacle Decoration

This is a Roman flask of colorless glass.  It has a spherical body with a pushed-in bottom, a tubular neck constricted slightly at the base, and a rounded rim.  Fine trails of aquamarine glass were wound around the neck and body, then crimped into a festoon pattern.  This spectacle decoration was popular during the late Roman & Byzantine periods.

H: 10.5 cm

Fourth Century

Stern# 162, Israel Museum p. 53

52R Roman Bottle with Spectacle Decoration 4th C 10.5 cm

52R Roman Bottle with Spectacle Decoration 4th C 10.5 cm

ROMAN GLASS AUBERGINE JAR

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

16R AUBERGINE JAR

This globular short-neck jar with a funnel-mouth is a common 4th-5th Century shape. Many of the jars manufactured during this period have a variety of decorations such as pinched ribs, indentations and zig-zag trailing. Those having two or more handles were primarily found in the Eastern Mediterranean area. This jar with pale green handles on an aubergine body is a color combination seen frequently. Jar is intact.

H: 9.5 cm D: 8 cm

4th.-5th Century AD

Barakat #GF 86, p 103

Auth 1976 #469

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Facon de Venise Wine Glass

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Venetian & Facon de Venise Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 20, 2016

Facon de Venise Wine Glass

This delicate wine is from Northern France or Southern Netherlands and is made in the Venetian style of glassmaking. The vessel has a pointed round funnel bowl with a stem of a flattened knop and base knop. The foot is funnel-shaped with a turned under edge. A faint purple tint can be seen throughout this diminutive glass. Also see “Stems”.

H: 11.5 cm
D: c. 1700

113E Facon de Venise wine glass

113E Facon de Venise wine glass

TWO-HANDLED UNGUENT BOTTLE

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 19, 2016

TWO-HANDLED UNGUENT BOTTLE of  Hans van Rossum

TWO-HANDLED ROMAN BOTTLE

                              Date: First half – mid-4th century AD | Origin: Eastern Mediterranean, Palestine

                             Size: ↑10.6 cm | ø 7.3 cm (across handles) | Weight 70 g

Technique: Pattern-blown, handles applied and tooled

Description:  Transparent light green glass, slender formed body, funnel mouth and rim folded inwards. Flat base squeezed after blowing the vessel. Two angular handles applied on the body, on an extremely massive way, drawn up and down, attached to edge of rim. Body from shoulder to base covered with mold-blown sharp spiral ribs, curving from upper left to lower right. Pontil mark.

Condition: Intact and clear, perfect condition

Remarks: This is a typical late form of a balsamarium and is found with and without mold-blown ribbing.

Provenance: Tel Aviv art market, Archaeological Center Tel Aviv 2005

Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), Romeins Glas, geleend uit particulier bezit, exp. no. 164 29 April – 28 August 2011

Reference: Roman, Byzantine and Early-Medieval Glass, Ernesto Wolf Collection, E.M. Stern no. 142, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection, N. Kunina no. 410, The Fascinating of Ancient Glass, Dolf Schut Collection, M. Newby and D. Schut no. 85, Archaeological Center Tel Aviv, auction 19, 14 April 1998 lot 118 for an identical example with the same ribbed body, Bonhams London, auction 28 October 2009 lot 304 with an identical ribbed body

Engraved Roemer

Posted in 3. European Glass, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 18, 2016

Engraved Roemer

The bowl on this Roemer has a faint ribbing with an engraved grapevine design circling the top. The open stem is decorated with raspberry prunts and connected to a spiral foot made from a glass thread.  It may be from the Netherlands.

H: 13 cm

Late 17th Century

08E Engraved Roemer

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