Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

**THE PHILADELPHIA MUSEUM OF ART GLASS COLLECTION

The purpose of this page is to highlight the glass collections in museums located in the United States.  Periodically new pages of different museums will be posted here for your interest.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art

Philadelphia, PA

Size of the Collection: 1500 Objects

The Philadelphia Museum of Art collection of glass covers periods from the 2nd to 20th Century and the majority of this is from the bequest of George H. Lorimer.  The strength here is with the American glass numbering 875 pieces and 18th Century historic British vessels.  In addition to these you will find a good representation of Chinese snuff bottles, Venetian and German 17th & 18th Century glass and about 40 pieces of French Art Glass.  The Museum has an excellent representation of their glass collection in photographs  available for viewing on their web site.

Below is a selection of outstanding examples from their glass collection.   See more on their excellent web site.  http://www.philamuseum.org/

Salt American 1810-30

Salt American 1810-30

Pocket Bottle American 1765-74

Pocket Bottle American 1765-74

Gemel Bottle 1810-1870

Gemel Bottle 1810-1870

Sweetmeat glass England 1745

Sweetmeat glass England 1745

Royal Oak Goblet England 1663

Royal Oak Goblet England 1663

English 1770

English 1770

Wineglass Venice late 16-17thc.

Wineglass Venice late 16-17thc.

Netherlandish Goblet 1685

Netherlandish Goblet 1685

Goblet Europe 1660-85

Goblet Europe 1660-85

German Goblet 1750

German Goblet 1750

Beaker Germany 17th c.

Beaker Germany 17th c.

Chinese Snuff Bottle Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Chinese Snuff Bottle Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

Goblet England 1908

Goblet England 1908

Decanter by Tiffany 1910

Decanter by Tiffany 1910

Pitkin Flask Americanj 1783--1830.pg

Pitkin Flask Americanj 1783--1830.pg

Midwestern flask 1815-40

Midwestern flask 1815-40

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