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 Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 30, 2016

24E Paneled Bowl, English H: 3 inches, Dia 4 ¾ inches Date: 18th Century

Remarks: 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.

 

 

 

English Sweetmeat Glass

Posted in Uncategorized 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 Uncategorized 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 Uncategorized 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 Uncategorized 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

Roman Glass Marbled Pear Shaped Bottle

Posted in Uncategorized 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 Uncategorized 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 Uncategorized 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

MULTI-HANDLED JAR

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 21, 2016

MULTI-HANDLED JAR of  Hans van Rossum

LATE ROMAN MULTI-HANDLED JAR

LATE ROMAN MULTI-HANDLED JAR

4th – 5th century AD | Eastern Mediterranean

Size↑8.5 cm | ø 7.0 cm | Weight 75 g

Technique: Free blown, handles, foot and thread applied; tooled

Description: Transparent thin yellowish green glass, globular body folded out at the base to a rounded and polished ring-foot. Short cylindrical neck widening to a wide mouth with rim folded out and in. Body decorated with a thin colorless glass thread, encircling the body beginning at the base from right to left upwards toward the rim in eleven unequally separated revolutions. Seven narrow handles are drawn up, applied on the shoulder of the body, drawn up and at rim level bend in a sharp curve, finally attached to rim. Close to the rim the handles have been squeezed to make a thumb-rest followed by a second thumb-rest when attached to the rim. The thumb- rests show the vertical ribbing of the used hand-held tool. Pontil mark is visible.

Condition: Intact, one top-part of a thumb-rest is missing, some incrustation and spectacular silvery iridescence.

Provenance: Collection Paul E. Cuperus, Laren (NL) 2010, collection number PEC 100

Published: Gorny & Mosch Munich, Auktion Kunst der Antike no.145, 14. Dezember 2005 lot 17

Reference: Ancient Glass, exhibition Miho Museum (Japan), S.M. Goldstein no. 159

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