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TWIN-HANDLED JAR

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 31, 2017

TWIN-HANDLED JAR of  Hans van Rossum

TWIN-HANDLED ROMAN JAR

TWIN-HANDLED ROMAN JAR

4th century AD | Found in the surrounding area of Sebaste (Samaria-Israel)

Size↑11.5 cm | ø 11.3 cm | Weight 210 g

Technique: Free blown, handles and thread applied

Description: Transparent greenish yellow glass, globular body, everted rim with beginning of a collar, slightly indented base with rest of pontil. Body decorated with a thread of thin glass, spiraling counterclockwise from top of the body with a drop of glass just below rim, to the base with approximately eight revolutions. Two small handles, applied on top of shoulder, drawn up and attached to vertical side of rim.
Condition: Intact

Provenance: Jerusalem art market, Biblical Antiquities – Gil Chaya, Jerusalem 2005

Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), Romeins Glas, geleend uit particulier bezit, no. 236 29 April – 28 August 2011

Reference: Christie’s London, auction 8 April 1998 lot 39, Christie’s New York, auction 13 June 2000 lot 368, without trailing, Les Verres Antiques du Musée du Louvre II, V. Arveiller-Dulong & M.D. Nenna no. 1173, without trailing, Kunst der Antike, Günter Puhze no. 23 – catalogue number 164 without trailing

SNAIL RHYTON

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 30, 2017

SNAIL RHYTON of Nico F. Bijnsdorp

Roman glass snail rhyton

Roman glass snail rhyton

Late 1st – early 2nd century AD.
H= 14.5 cm. D max= 5.3 cm. D rim= 5.3 cm. Weight 133 gr.

Classification: Isings 1957: Form 73a.

Condition: Intact. Minute stress crack (1 cm) and tiny chips at rim. Some weathering.

Technique: Mold blown body, tooled. Applied horns.

Description: Transparent yellowish-green glass. Drinking horn (rhyton) partly blown in mold with six vertical elongated indentations. Free blown short concave mouth with splayed cracked off, unworked rim. Wall descending into 90 degrees angle, tapering towards terminal in the form of a snail head. Elongated, pointed snout, open at the tip to allow liquid to be poured into the drinker’s mouth. Two prominent horns with tooling marks applied.

Remarks: The height was measured vertically when rhyton stands on its rim. Longitudinal length over the convex side 27.5 cm. Glass snail rhyta are imitations of metal and earthenware types and are rare. The glass snail rhyta without foot are rarer than the footed examples. It is known from Roman frescoes that a banqueter drinks a liquid (wine?) from such a rhyton. Rhyta were also used to pour libations.

Published: Pierre Bergé 26 May 2011, No. 354.

References:
Bonomi 1996, National Archaeological Museum of Adria, No. 449.
Lazarus 1974, Cinzano Collection.
Calvi 1968, Aquileia Museum, Tavola 19.1.
Whitehouse 1997, Corning Museum, No. 186.
Pierre Bergé 5 December 2010, No. 267.

Small Glass Pocket Tumbler with White Trailing

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Spanish Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 29, 2017

Small Glass Pocket Tumbler with White Trailing

 This tumbler is a golden honey color with thin white trailing. This piece is unusual because of its color, type of trailing and its small size.  A glass pocket tumbler was carried by a traveler in a pouch or pocket and used for drinking.  A large number of pocket tumblers were made in Spain from the early-17th though the late-18th century.  The origin of the piece could be Spain, or Germany.  No parallels could be found.

H: 7.3 cm

18th Century

30E Small Glass Pocket Tumbler with White Trailing

30E Small Glass Pocket Tumbler with White Trailing

Swirled Roman Glass Sprinkler Flask

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 28, 2017

Swirled Roman Glass Sprinkler Flask

A series of mold-blown sprinkler flasks having a closed off dropper mouth were created during the Third and Fourth Centuries. Such vessels exhibit a similarity in shape with a few variations in design. The swirled ribbing of this piece is typical, but the treatment of the mouth is not.  Here the more common funnel-mouth is replaced with a tooled collar, suggesting a later date of manufacture into the Fourth Century.

H: 7.5 cm

Fourth Century

Ref: Antonaras, Fire and Sand: Ancient Glass in the Princeton University Art Museum, Anastassios C. Antonaras, 2012 #111

28R Swirled Roman Glass Sprinkler Flask 4th century

28R Swirled Roman Glass Sprinkler Flask 4th century

Roman Glass Aryballos

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 27, 2017

Roman Glass Aryballos

 This two-handled globular flask was used for carrying oil to the public baths during the first centuries of the Roman Empire. Many of the remaining examples still have the bronze rings or chains attached to the handles. This example is not typical of the more common heavy aryballoi, but is thinly blown and has a delicacy which is enhanced by its fine proportions and silvery weathering.

H: 7.5 cm

Late First or Second Century

Ref: Pittsburg #123, Paris Sale #277

18R Roman glass aryballos

18R Roman glass aryballos

 

Expanded-Diamond Glass Salt

Posted in 1. American Glass, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 25, 2017

American Expanded-Diamond  Glass Salt

 This cobalt blue salt was made by blowing the glass into a diamond mold pattern, then expanded and shaped.

H: 3 inches

1765-1800

Ref: Spillman I #175

49A American Expanded-diamond GlassSalt

49A American Expanded-diamond Glass Salt

American Mid-western Glass Creamer

Posted in 1. American Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 24, 2017

Pittsburgh Glass Creamer

This beautiful creamer is made of colorless leaded glass and has a pattern-molded body with 15 ribs.  Its shape is typically  Mid-western  probably Pittsburgh .

H: 7 1/8 inches

1815-1840

Inness-Pittsburgh # 162

02A Pittsburgh Creamer

02A Pittsburgh Creamer

French Wine Glass

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, French Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 23, 2017

French Wine Glass

This French wine glass has a bucket bowl, stem with large bladed knop and high folded foot.

H: 13½ cm

18th C

Ref: Gros & Delettrez 2006 Lot 175

10E French Wine Glass

10E French Wine Glass

Facon de Venise Goblet

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Venetian & Facon de Venise Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 22, 2017

Facon de Venise Goblet

The bowl of this goblet has gadrooning with spiked terminals. The composite stem consist of a capstan above a flattened ball ribbed knop over a hollow inverted baluster knop ending on a folded foot. The place manufacture of the technically exquisite and beautiful goblet is unknown.

H: 7 ¼ inches

19th Century

3E Gadrooned Goblet

3E Gadrooned Goblet

English Glass Tankard

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 21, 2017

English Glass Tankard

This English drinking vessel has a band of four threads below the rim, gadrooned base and single-loop handle.

H: 4 ½ inches

c.1770

Bickerton # 816, 817

17E English Tandard

17E English Tankard

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