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GLASS FOOTED BOWLS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 22, 2018

The foot on a bowl or vessel has been made almost from the beginning of glass making.  It is both decorative and functional.  In Harold Newman’s “An Illustrated Dictionary of Glass”, the definition of the foot on glass vessels takes up two full pages!  Below a few variations of this are shown.  Wherever you see a parentheses ( ) below it is an active link within this blog for additional information.

(Allaire Collection)

(39R) Egyptian Bowl H: 9cm D: 13cm 4th Century

(24E) English Paneled Bowl H: 3 inches, Dia. 4 ¾ inches 18th Century

 

(79A) Green Jade Colored Steuben Glass Bowl H: 2 ½ inches 1920s

 

 

(24E) English Paneled Bowl H: 3 inches, D: 4 ¾ inches 18th Century

 

(Hans van Rossum) now in the Arie Dekker collection

Roman footed bowl D: 2nd-3rd century H: 7.3 cm.  D: 9.0 cm. Weight 60 g.

(David Giles)

(Venetian Footed Bow) Venice in the early 1500. Diameter is 28 cm.

(Nico F. Bijnsdorp)

(Roman bowl with diamond-shaped motifs) 4th century AD. Possibly Western Empire. H= 4.4 cm. D over lugs = 11.0 cm. D rim= 8.5 cm. D base= 3.9 cm. Weight 109 gr.

 

Set of deep Egyptian bowls 5th – 6th century

1. H: 5.8 cm. D max 9.4 cm. D base 5.5 cm. Weight 86 g. 2. H: 7.0 cm. D max: 11.9 cm. D base: 5.5 cm. Weight 94 g. 3. H: 7.0 cm. D max: 13.6 cm. D base: 7.8 cm. Weight 242g.

 

Roman glass Carchesium D: 3rd -4th century H: 8.2 cm., D rim: 9.8 cm D base: 3.8 cm Weight: 61 g.

 

Roman bowl with scalloped rim D: 4th century probably Karanis H: 6.4 cm, D max: 15.2 cm D base: 5.6 cm Weight 151 g.

 

(Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen)

 

(Roman green glass bowl) Origin: Probably Egypt, Karanis, end 2nd, early 3rd century AD.

(The Windmill Collection of Roman Glass)

(Egyptian deep bowl) 4th-5th Century AD, Egypt (Fayum) Size: H = 7.7 cm. D = 13.8 cm.

(The Augustinus Collection of Ancient Glass )

 

(Small Roman glass bowl) D: 1st to 2nd century A.D. Size: ­ 4.4 cm | Ø Mouth: 9.7 cm. | Ø Base facet: 6.5cm.| ­foot: 1.2 cm. | Weight: 69 g.

Ivory and Green Jade Colored Steuben Glass

Posted in 1. American Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Later American Glass after 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 7, 2017

Ivory Jade Colored Steuben Glass Vase

The Ivory Jade color was developed in the 1920s by Carder for the Steuben Glass Co. It is a warm cream color in translucent glass. This beautiful vase was personally signed F. Carder.

H: 5 ¼ inches
D: c. 1920s

78A Steuben ivory jade colored glass vase

78A Steuben ivory jade colored glass vase

 

Green Jade Colored Steuben Glass Bowl

The Green Jade color was developed in the 1920s by Carder for the Steuben Glass Co. This bowl is a light green color on a white foot made in translucent glass.

H: 2 ½ inches
D: c. 1920s

79A Steuben green jade colored glass bowl

Jade Colors of Steuben Glass

In the 1920s, Carder developed colorful types of glass that were neither transparent nor opaque. These translucent Jade pieces were made in light and dark blue, green, and other colors. They were used extensively in the production of acid-etched pieces and tableware. Rosaline, which is usually considered a Jade glass, and the other Jades were often combined with off-white glass and decorated with engraving or etching. Ivory, a warm cream-colored glass is classified as a Jade. Below are examples of Steuben Ivory Jade and Green Jade glass.

Steuben glass ivory Jade color

Steuben glass ivory Jade color

 

Steuben green jade glass

Steuben green jade glass

Pictures from the Steuben Galleries at Corning Museum of Glass

ROMAN GLASS SIMPULUM (Continued from another page)

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on November 11, 2016

ROMAN GLASS SIMPULUM (Continued from another page)

(To read the first part about this rare object click on this live link)

* Cameo, ↑ 3.7cm, 37 BC, Römisch-Germanisches Museum Cologne (inv. Nr. 72,153).

 

On this rectangular image of small proportion (↑ 3.7cm) are depicted: the laddle or simpulum, the snake with a nimbus**, the staff or Lituus, the tripod, with underneath the hens of the Sibyllic Oracle, representing the Quindecimviri Sacris Faciundis, the fifteen men who were allowed to interpret the Sibyllic Oracle and of which the emperor Augustus became a member in the year 37 BC, ten years before his inauguration.

** Nimbus: A shining cloud sometimes surrounding a deity when on earth.

Meaning:

Ad1: The symbol of the snake, – coming up from it’s curled position, simplified as a cup with long handle ending as a cobra head -, is a reference to the birth of Augustus, who’s mother Atia did become pregnant from a snake during a sleep in the sanctuary of Apollo, near the Marcellus Theater built by Caesar. Augustus, ‘son of a snake’, is a personification of a better time to come. And indeed, the era of emperor Augustus (27BC-14AD) did bring about change and prosperity.

Ad2: The tripod, as a symbol of the Quindecimviri Sacris Faciundis, is known to belong to both Apollo and Dionysos, and the snake does function as intermediary between the two opposite powers. The bleu and white cameo was presented by Rosemarie Lierke, Erika

Simon and Erika Zwierlein-Diehl as an collaboration of ideas to the book: Antike Glastopferei, Ein vergessenes Kapitel der Glasgeschichte.

Ad 3.The size of the glass simpulum is rather small in comparison to bronze and silver versions, probably because of its religious and symbolic function. T.E. Haevernick suggests that the glass simpulum was used in connection to the Modiolus and that a concentration of production, though small in numbers, can be found in the adriatic area. Concerning date of production, it might be placed in the First century, for the simpulum, as one of the (7) priestly implements belonging to the Pontifex Maximus appears on the coins of Augustus (27 B.C.–14 A.D.) Caligula (37-41 A.D) and Vespasianus (69-79 A.D.).

Ad 4. Two different types of Simpula are being described by Höricht in I vetri Romani di Ercolano, 1995 as forma 17. Firstly the simpulum with trailed decoration around the outside of the cup, secondly the simpulum that does not carry any decoration as the version presented above.

– A third version that carries a horizontally attached handle to the cup can be regarded as a so-called ‘Trulla’, a glass version of the legionairs bronze casserole, is in existence, but is out of context and of no meaning in this story.

Ad 3. Several examples are known to be in existence. Höricht lists the examples from Herculaneum (Italian: Ercolano)  and Pompeii of 9 in total, another example from Tipasa in Mauretanium, North Africa, a white example is listed in the St. Louis Art Museum, one from Vitadurum dated at the end of the first century AD, another coming from Samaria in the Collection of van Hans van Rossum, also dated towards the end of the century, and this one in The Augustinus Collection of Ancient glass in the Netherlands, most likely from after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. (79AD).

Aureus of Nero (50-54). Reverse Four implements, the Simpulum, the Tripod, Lituus and Patera.

NOTES:

  1. Lituus, the staff, representing the Augures.
  2. Secespita, knife to slaughter animals and extract entrails.
  3. Aspergillum, to sprinkle holy water on the flesh.
  4. Simpulum, or simpuvium, a ladle to stirr or to transfer liquid for Libation, representing the Pontifices, who’s leader is the Pontifex Maximus: the Ceasar, i.e. Augustus.
  5. Praefericulum, ewer to pour liquids from, sometimes replaced by a Modiolus.
  6. Patera, round shallow dish to place entrails on; the symbol represents the Septemviri.
  7. Apex, in origin the olivetwig on the hat of the Flamen, a roman priest; later t the hat in totality was called the Apex of the Pontifex Maximus.

Ivory and Green Jade Colored Steuben Glass

Posted in 1. American Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Later American Glass after 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 25, 2014

Ivory Jade Colored Steuben Glass Vase

The Ivory Jade color was developed in the 1920s by Carder for the Steuben Glass Co. It is a warm cream color in translucent glass. This beautiful vase was personally signed F. Carder.

H: 5 ¼ inches
D: c. 1920s

78A Steuben ivory jade colored glass vase

78A Steuben ivory jade colored glass vase

 

Green Jade Colored Steuben Glass Bowl

The Green Jade color was developed in the 1920s by Carder for the Steuben Glass Co. This bowl is a light green color on a white foot made in translucent glass.

H: 2 ½ inches
D: c. 1920s

79A Steuben green jade colored glass bowl

Jade Colors of Steuben Glass

In the 1920s, Carder developed colorful types of glass that were neither transparent nor opaque. These translucent Jade pieces were made in light and dark blue, green, and other colors. They were used extensively in the production of acid-etched pieces and tableware. Rosaline, which is usually considered a Jade glass, and the other Jades were often combined with off-white glass and decorated with engraving or etching. Ivory, a warm cream-colored glass is classified as a Jade. Below are examples of Steuben Ivory Jade and Green Jade glass.

Steuben glass ivory Jade color

Steuben glass ivory Jade color

 

Steuben green jade glass

Steuben green jade glass

Pictures from the Steuben Galleries at Corning Museum of Glass

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