Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

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 September 5, 2016

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 1780-1800

65A 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

Poison Bottle with Hobnail Pattern

Posted in 1. American Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 3, 2016

Poison Bottle with Hobnail Pattern

This poison bottle is in the shape of a half pint Pitkin made using the half post method.  Unlike some poison bottles it is made of colorless glass and has no embossed words on it.  The only distinguish characteristic that makes it a poison bottle is the hobnail pattern.

H: 4 ¾ inches

1810-1870

47A Poison Bottle

Enameled Green Glass Flask

Green Enameled Glass Flask

Green enameled glass bottle with screw top and cap. Enameled bottles of this type were produced in Bohemia, Germany and later in the US. The half post method was used for production.

H: 5 inches

D: Mid to late 18th Century

Ref: Merseyside # D27

67E Enameled Green Glass Flask

67E Enameled Green Glass Flask

American Chestnut Bottle

Posted in 1. American Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 16, 2016

American Chestnut Bottle

Free blown American chestnut bottles were made in great quantities by most of the early glass shops from about 1750 to 1850. They were mostly made of the natural color of glass which is different shades green to brown. The name chestnut is based on the bulbous and flattened shape. The bottles typically are 4 to 9 inches however some are as small as 2 inches and large as demijohns and carboys. Similar chestnut flasks were made in Germany in the 18th-19th century. Ref: Kechum p. 5,11, McKearin Plate 225, Spillman II #45

The three examples from the Allaire collections are:

05A Chestnut Bottle H: 5 7/8"

05A Chestnut Bottle H: 5 7/8″

05A Chestnut Bottle H: 5 7/8″

This is a dark olive green American chestnut bottle with pushed-up base.  Plain applied lip.

25A Chestnut Bottle H: 5 ½ inches

25A Chestnut Bottle H: 5 ½ inches

25A Chestnut Bottle H: 5 ½ inches

This free blown American chestnut bottle is olive green with pushed-up base and plain applied lip.

33A Chestnut Bottle H: 5 ½ inches

33A Chestnut Bottle H: 5 ½ inches

33A Chestnut Bottle H: 5 ½ inches

This light olive green American chestnut bottle has a high kick and plain applied lip.

Amber Pitcher with Lion Mask

The beautiful amber pitcher with a lion mask may be American or European.  The color and shape are typical for an American pitcher from this period, while the lion head mask decoration is commonly found on English or European objects.

H: 7 inches

1800-1835

61A Amber Pitcher with Lion Mask

Scroll Flask, Early American Glass

Posted in 1. American Glass, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 16, 2016

Aquamarine mold-blown half pint size scroll flask with a fleur-de-lis and stellar motif probably made in the Midwest. This beautiful example is similar to a flask on display at The Corning Museum of Glass accession #60.4.429 (pictured next to our flask below). The difference is that on the reverse side of the Corning flask, the scroll frame contains the letters of the manufacturer “BP & B”, Bakewell Page & Bakewells instead of the fleur-de-lis ornament.  Additional information on this type of scroll flasks can be found on Ian Simmonds, Early American Glass blog. http://www.iansimmonds.com/BlogWeMadeThis

11A Scroll Flask with Fleur-de-lis

The Corning Museum of Glass assession #60.4.429

HONEYCOMB GLASS PITCHER, American

Posted in 1. American Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 7, 2016

1A  HONEYCOMB GLASS PITCHER, American

Aquamarine. Body mold-blown then expanded.  Applied free-blown hollow handle.       Possibly Mid-western

H: 4 3/4 inches

c. 1850-1870?

Honeycomb Pitcher, American A01

AMERICAN SWIRL BOTTLE

Posted in 1. American Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 3, 2016

American Swirled Bottle

This beautiful example is a dark amber soda glass molded and swirled bar bottle.  It has twenty four molded ribs which were swirled to the left, probably made in Zanesville Ohio.

H: 8 inches

1820-1840

Spillman I # 113

Dark Amber Swired Bottle

CATHEDRAL PICKLE JAR

Posted in 1. American Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 29, 2016

American Pickle Jar

This is a large mold-blown jar in the gothic revival style with no pontil mark.

H: 11 ½ inches

1840-1880

Spillman II # 79

Ketchum 1975 p. 140 & 145 and 1985 p. 79

Cathedral Pickle Jar   (10A)

GREEN WINEGLASS MADE IN NEW ENGLAND OR ENGLAND

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Early American Glass before 1850, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 7, 2016

Green Wineglass

This wineglass is blown from brilliant light green lead glass.  It has a circular bowl with heavy tapering cylindrical stem drawn from same gather to a broad circular foot with an in-folded rim.  The wine could be American from the New England area or English.

H: 3 5/8th inches

Circa: 1820

McKearin, 200 Hundred Years of American Blown Glass p 242, plate 61 5&7

96E Light green wine

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