Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

ANCIENT GLASS AT THE GRAND CURTIUS MUSEUM IN LIEGE BELGIUM

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 5, 2019

The Grand Curtius Museum is a museum of archaeology and decorative arts, located on the bank of the Meuse River in Liège, classified as a Major Heritage of Wallonia. It was built sometime between 1597 and 1610 as a private mansion for Jean Curtius also known as Jean De Corte, industrialist and munitions supplier to the Spanish army.  The museum complex of art and history of the Liège region brings together several museums in one, with prestigious collections showcased in a remarkable scenography. The weaponry, glass, archaeology, decorative art, Mosan art and religious art divisions are grouped in an architectural complex structured around the beautiful inner yards pictured below.

Pictures by The Windmill Collection of Roman Glass

The glass collection of the Grand Curtius Museum is exceptional. It contains about ten thousand pieces and traces the history of glass from ancient times to the present day. Besides the Roman and Merovingian, they have an outstanding collection of Venetian and façon de Venise-glass. Below are pictures of some the Museum’s glass collection.

Pre-Roman to Late Roman Glass

Merovingian Glass

Examples of  Later Europe Glass

 

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