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FIVE MINIATURE GLASSES

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 25, 2017

FIVE MINIATURE GLASSES of Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen

Five miniature glasses, from left to right, # 129, #126, # 127, a, b, and c. The one in the background, # 126, with the slender stem is a two-piece construction from grayish glass, most probably from the Netherlands or Germany mid 18th century. Description as given by Laméris in the catalog “The van Beek collection, Passion for glass”; Miniature wineglass with a funnel bowl above a straight solid stem, a basal knop and a light conical foot. This glass was probably intended for children to play with. Not many of these miniatures are known.

Origin: Netherlands or Germany mid 18th  century
Dimensions: ­ 8cm.; ø foot 4,2 cm.; ø cuppa 3 cm.; weight 26,5 grams.
Provenance:  The van Beek collection, With Laméris.
Published: Laméris: “The van Beek collection, Passion for glass” 2015, pg. 114/115

The three glasses to the right #127 a, b, and c are too big to be used as doll’s house glasses. It could be that these glasses were either used by adults in a kind of drinking game as these glasses compare in a certain way to “Schnaps” glasses, or by children imitating the drinking “games” of the adults. Regarding form and shape these glasses compare, in a way, with Lauenstein glasses.  These glasses have what I would call a rounded bucket bowl and are of a two part construction. The stem drawn from the cuppa material having a so called bladed knop.

Origin: most probably Germany second half 18th  century.
Dimensions:

– 127a; ↑ 5cm.; ø foot 3,2 cm.; ø cuppa 2,7 cm.; weight 21,8 grams.
This glass has a quite hefty foot with a protruding pontil, explaining the higher weight.
– 127b; ↑ 5,5 cm; ø foot 3,2 cm.; ø cuppa 2,5 cm.; weight 18,5 grams, slight conical foot,
– 127c; ↑ 4,9 cm.; ø foot 3 cm.; ø cuppa 2,7 cm.; weight 18,2 grams.
Provenance: – The van Beek collection,with Laméris.
Published: Laméris: “The van Beek collection, Passion for glass” 2015, pg. 13 fig.6

Glass # 129, Recently acquired and on the left of this picture. This glass compares regarding use to the above mentioned glasses. However, until now there is, at least to my knowledge, no conclusive evidence to the use of these glasses.

 Origin: most probably French, end 18th, beginning 19th century.

↑: 6,1 cm.; ø foot 3,2 cm.; ø bell shaped cuppa 3,5 cm.; weight 33,4 gram

Provenance: Laméris, 01-10-2017

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