Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

VENETIAN GLASS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 30, 2016

Venetian Glass # 28 of Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen

H: 12,6 cm glass; H: stem 3,8 cm.; ø bowl 6,5 cm.; ø foot 6,5 cm; weight 54,4 gram

D:1600 and either Venice or Altare

Description: The bowl of this glass is directly set on a hollow knop followed by a smaller hollow knop set via a merese to the rather flat foot with folded rim.

ENGLISH PANELED BOWL WITH BLUE RIM

Posted in CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 30, 2016

English Paneled Bowl

24E Paneled Bowl, English

24E Paneled Bowl, English

A small colorless bowl is decorated with optic molded ribs continuing down and under the tooled flat foot. A single trail of clear blue glass encircles the edge of the rim.

H: 3 inches, Dia. 4 ¾ inches

D: 18th Century

 

English Sweetmeat Glass

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 29, 2016

This glass has a flaring cup bowl on a tall pedestal stem with a domed and folded foot.  The sweetmeat glass was made throughout the 18th Century.  It was used primarily as the top fitment of a pyramid of graduated salvers.

H:  16.5 cm

1740

Ref: Bickerton # 189 # 303-331

15E English Sweetmeat Glass

RIBBED ENGLISH JELLY GLASS

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 28, 2016

RIBBED ENGLISH JELLY GLASS (Syllabub)

16E English Jelly Glass (Syllabub)

16E English Jelly Glass (Syllabub)

This jelly glass has a wrythen pan top on a molded bowl with eight ribs.  The body sits on a beaded knop and a paneled dome foot.

H: 3 ¾ inches

D: 1740

Ref: Bickerton # 792

Frog by John Nygren

Posted in 4. Contemporaty Art Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 28, 2016

This is a glass frog made by the contemporary artist John Nygren. John is a senior member of the North Carolina glass art community and a renowned American master. Throughout his 40 year career, love of nature and the environment have been persistent themes. His glass works range from landscape vessels, classic vase forms with delicately wrought natural elements, to whimsical frogs. Follow this link to the artist web site. http://www.johnnygren.com/about.html

H: 6 inches

1983

7C John Nygren’s Frog

7C John Nygren’s Frog

Spanish Pocket Tumbler

Posted in 3. European Glass, Spanish Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 27, 2016

This pocket tumbler is a glass which was carried by a traveler in a pouch or pocket.  This tumbler was blown and flattened to an oval shape then decorated with a chain trailing pattern. A large number of pocket tumblers were made in Spain from the early-17th though the late-18th century.  The origin and date of this glass is unknown because no parallels could be found.

H: 10 cm

Date: unknown

21E Pocket Glass

HELLENISTIC CAST GLASS KANTHAROS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 26, 2016

HELLENISTIC CAST GLASS KANTHAROS of David Giles

Hellenistic cast glass Kantharos

Hellenistic cast glass Kantharos

Date: 3rd/2nd century BC, From Italy or Black Sea area

Size: 15cm max width including handles, 8 cm high

Technique: Colorless glass Kantharos cast and cut

Condition: Broken and repaired.

Remarks: These double handed cast and cut drinking vessels of the Hellenistic period came in two shapes. The Kantharos or Cantharos is a drinking cup or bowl with two handles on a pedestal foot and the Skyphos has no pedestal foot. The latter shape in glass is more common.

Reference: British Museum Masterpieces of Glass 1968, illustration # 37 page 32. KUNINA Ancient Glass Hermitage, St Petersburg 1997. Illustration # 37 page 75. also see Roman Glass at the Louvre

Provenance: German collection of late 1960’s.

Roman Glass Marbled Pear Shaped Bottle

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 25, 2016

This beautiful flask is made of cobalt blue and opaque white glass made to imitate marble. The form is pear shaped.

H: 5.6 cm

First Century

Newark# 49

54R Roman Glass Marbled Blue Bottle

BLUE ROMAN BOTTLE

Posted in CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 24, 2016

Blue Roman Bottle

17R Roman Blue Bottle

17R Roman Blue Bottle

First Century
H: 13 cm

The deep blue of this glass bottle follows the very popular trend for colored glass during the First Century. Blown paper thin into a simple yet elegant shape, it has an elongated globular body and tall neck ending in a tiny but precisely worked rim. The bottle was repaired using the original two pieces.
H: 13 cm
First Century
Ref: Barakat #G36, Hayes 1975 #115, Kevorkian 1985 #149

BLUE ROMAN BOTTLE WITH THIN TRAILING

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 22, 2016

Blue Roman Bottle

42R Blue Bottle with Trailling 1st C

42R Blue Bottle with Trailing 1st C

This deep blue Roman bottle is decorated with a thin colorless glass trail spiraling around the body and onto the base.  Bottle has been repaired using original pieces.

H: 11 cm

First Century

Ref: Whitehouse, Vol. II #700, Kevorkian, 1985 #150-154

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