Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

KNOPS, A COMPONENT OF A STEM USED FOR ORNAMENTATION AND STRUCTURE

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 22, 2017

KNOP STYLES

The Corning Museum of Glass defines a knop as: A component, usually bulbous, of the stem of a drinking glass, hollow or solid, used either singly or in groups, and placed contiguously or with intermediate spacing; also the finial at the center of a lid. For more information about knop styles see, An Illustrated Dictionary of Glass by Harold Newman, 1977 P.172.

Below you will see a variety of knop styles from the Allaire Collection and a fine example from the collection of Elisabeth and Theo Zandbergen.

62E Spanish Glass Bottle 17th C with blue mellon knop

                                                                      62E Blue Mellon Knop 17th Century

 

16E Beaded Knop 1740

                                                                       16E Beaded Knop 1740

 

43E Merese and Knop 1690

                                                                   43E Merese and Knop 1690

 

82E Hollow Knop 1750

                                                                            82E Hollow Knop 1750

 

03E Flattened Ball Ribbed Knop over Hollow Inverted Baluster 19th Century

                          03E Flattened Ball Ribbed Knop over Hollow Inverted Baluster 19th Century

 

20E Inverted Baluster and Base Knop 1750

                                     20E Inverted Baluster and Base Knop 1750

 

Facon de Venise Wine Glass from Elizabeth and Theo Zandbergen from northern Netherlands 17th Century. This fine wine glass has a so called rounded bucket bowl, see Bickerton, which is an almost cylindrical cup slightly, rounded of at the bottom. A bucket bowl is one of the rarer forms for this type of glass. The very large diameter foot is also quite typical for glasses from this period see also the glass with the two hollow knops. The cup set directly on a merese which on a second smaller merese and then attached to the top part of the pointed hollow knop. At the bottom part of the knop is again a small merese, followed by a short solid section connecting thru a flattened knop to the almost flat foot with turned in rim. The stem construction is a so called inverted baluster.

Facon de Venise Wine Glass from Elisabeth and Theo Zandbergen from northern Netherlands 17th Century. This fine wine glass has a so called rounded bucket bowl, see Bickerton, which is an almost cylindrical cup slightly, rounded of at the bottom. A bucket bowl is one of the rarer forms for this type of glass. The very large diameter foot is also quite typical for glasses from this period see also the glass with the two hollow knops. The cup set directly on a merese which on a second smaller merese and then attached to the top part of the pointed hollow knop. At the bottom part of the knop is again a small merese, followed by a short solid section connecting thru a flattened knop to the almost flat foot with turned in rim. The stem construction is a so called inverted baluster.

 

97E Knop with three Raspberry Prunts 1765

                                                      97E Knop with three Raspberry Prunts 1765

 

04E Bladed Knop 18th Century

                                                                    04E Bladed Knop 18th Century

 

The Propellor knop from Elisabeth Theo Zandbergen collection.

The Propellor knop from Elisabeth Theo Zandbergen
collection.

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