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BERKEMEYER WALD GLASS

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Medieval Glass, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 20, 2017

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

Early Roemer

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 19, 2017

EARLY ROEMER

The restored ovoid bowl on this early Roemer is attached to an open stem decorated with pulled prunts. This Roemer bowl is more flared than example 40E. Unlike later Roemers there is no spiral foot only a pinched “toed” base ring. This form is closer to the Berkemeyer example 12E, which has a flared bowl. The discoloration on this early Roemer is due to the soil where it was found.

 H: 10 cm

16th Century

Ref: Henkes #45.13,Glass V&A #42,Ritman Coll. #20

56E Early Roemer 16th Century H 10cm

56E Early Roemer 16th Century H 10cm

Early Roemer

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 18, 2017

EARLY ROEMER

The restored ovoid bowl on this early Roemer is attached to an open stem decorated with pulled prunts. Unlike later Roemers there is no spiral foot only a pinched “toed” base ring. This form is close to the Berkemeyer12E, which has a flaring bowl. The bowl’s shape is the main difference in these two types.  Also see early Roemer 56E.

H: 9 cm

16th Century

Ref: Henkes #45.13

40E Early Roemer 16th Century H 9cm

40E Early Roemer 16th Century H 9cm

German Wine Glass with Engraved Hare

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, European Misc. by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 17, 2017

German Wine Glass with Engraved Hare

 This beautiful wine glass is engraved with a hare on its conical bowl sitting on a molded pedestal stem and folded foot. The glass was made in Germany around 1740.

H: 14.5 cm

1740

11E German Wine Glass with Engraved Hare

11E German Wine Glass with Engraved Hare

HONEYCOMB ROMAN BEAKER

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 16, 2017

HONEYCOMB BEAKER of Nico F. Bijnsdorp

HONEYCOMB ROMAN BEAKER

HONEYCOMB ROMAN BEAKER

4th century AD. Eastern Meditarranean.
H = 11.0 cm. Dmax = 11.6 cm. Drim = 11.3 cm. Weight = 180 gr.

Classification: Isings 1957: Form 107a., Goethert-Polaschek: Form 50.

Condition: Perfect condition. Shiny surface.

Technique: Pattern blown body. Rim tooled.

Description: Yellowish green transparent glass. Hemispherical body with straight upper portion. Rim outsplayed and cracked off. Below rim a band of 58 vertical fluted tongues, in length varying between 15 and 22 mm. Below flutes an irregular honeycomb pattern formed by adjoining hexagons in relief, smaller and deeper at top, larger and shallower towards bottom. Slightly indented base, where honeycomb pattern is again smaller and deeper. No pontil mark.

Remarks: Many parallels of this honeycomb beaker have been found in both the western and eastern part of the Roman Empire. There is no evidence of either a lively trade in or several production places for these beakers. Honeycomb beakers with perforations just below the rim, to enable them to serve as hanging lamps, have also been found.

Provenance: The Cyrus Collection of Edward and Fay Safani, New York, 1980s.

Published: Sotheby’s New York, 6 June 2006, No. 90., Safani Catalogue “Timeless Wonders”.,Bonhams 24 October 2012, No. 256.

References: Van Salderen 1980, The Hans Cohn Collection, No. 55., Matheson 1980, Yale Art Gallery, No. 284.
Fremersdorf 1961, R-G Museum Köln, No. 113., La Baume 1976, Karl Löffler Collection, No. 83., Goethert-Polaschek 1985, Landesmuseum Trier, Plate 21.5.

ROMAN POMEGRANATE SHAPED SPRINKLER FLASK

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 15, 2017

ROMAN POMEGRANATE SHAPED SPRINKLER FLASK

This is a sprinkler flask where the narrowed opening of the base of the neck enables oil or perfume to be poured out drop by drop. The bowl is decorated with fins and base with toe projections. The piece is intact and is made of light yellow green glass. This type of flask, probably made in Syria, has been found much further to the east as well as in the cities of the Black Sea region.

 H: 11.5 cm

 3rd-4th Century AD

 Newark # 148, Israel Museum #278

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47R ROMAN POMEGRANATE SHAPED SPRINKLER FLASK


SQUAT-CIRCULAR BODIED ROMAN ARYBALLOS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 14, 2017

SQUAT-CIRCULAR BODIED ARYBALLOS of  Hans van Rossum

SQUAT-CIRCULAR BODIED ROMAN ARYBALLOS

SQUAT-CIRCULAR BODIED ROMAN ARYBALLOS

Second half of 2nd century – early 3rd century AD | Roman Empire, probably Rhineland area

Size↑6.0 cm | ø 7.1 cm | Weight 98 g

Technique: Free blown, handles applied; base tooled

Description: Manganese glass, squat body with circular shape and flat-sided with horizontal shoulder, slightly indented on one side. Rim colorless to light green glass; folded outward, downward, upward, inward and flattened. Two small handles of green glass in the shape of a dolphin fold over on the top of the shoulder to form graceful lugs attached below rim. Pushed-in base with hollow tubular base-flange and pontil scar.

Condition: Intact, incredible colored iridescence

Remarks: An aryballos with circular shape, straight walls and horizontal shoulder is extremely rare and probably unique. Rims were flattened in the second half of the second and early third centuries. The dolphin handles are characteristics for a production in the Rhineland area. The manganese color was made by adding manganese oxide, which was also added to make uncolored glass. The process was difficult to control with regards to quantities of manganese in combination with atmospherically circumstances. Very often the manganese colored vessels contain streaks or parts (rim) of lighter to almost colorless glass.

Provenance: Artemis Gallery Ancient Art, USA 2012, Private collection Chicago IL, USA

AMERICAN COBALT BLUE GLASS FOOTED BOWL

Posted in 1. American Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 13, 2017

This is an American cobalt blue glass footed bowl. The beauty of this glass bowl is in the rich cobalt blue color and clean lines of its shape.

H: 4 inches

1780-1800

65A American Cobalt Bowl 1780-180065A American Cobalt Bowl 1780-1800

This American bowl (1780-1800) is very similar in style and shape to a dark green wald glass beaker (1500-1550) and points to how art repeats itself time after time.

65A American Cobalt Bowl 1780-1800

65A American Cobalt Bowl 1780-1800

86E Medieval Wald Glass Beaker

86E Medieval Wald Glass Beaker

ROMAN GLASS JUG

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 11, 2017

ROMAN GLASS JUG of  Hans van Rossum

Probably mid-3rd century – early 4th century AD. | Eastern Mediterranean

Size↑13.6 cm | ø 10.0 cm | max. opening mouth 7.5 cm | Weight 174 g

Technique: Free blown, handle and thread applied

Description:Transparent yellow glass with similar colored handle and thread. Squat bulbous body; flaring wide trefoil mouth; rim rounded in flame, short cylindrical neck, handle applied on shoulder, drawn up and attached to back of rim, drawn up to edge of rim, excess glass snapped off in a fold.            Started at base of neck just to center of base a thin thread, wound counterclock-wise with approximately 14 revolutions. Slightly indented base with pontil scar.

Condition: Intact, in a perfect condition with incredible iridescence

Provenance: ex private collection USA 1986 – 2017

Reference: Fire and Sand, Ancient Glass in the Princeton University Art Museum, A.  Antonaras nos. 253 – 257 Roman, Byzantine, Early Medieval Glass, E. M. Stern nos. 90 & 91 Alfred Wolkenberg, Ancient Glass, Christie’s London 9 July 1991 lot 63

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 10, 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

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