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Crystal Glass Small Spirit Carafe

Posted in CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 24, 2018

Crystal Glass Small Spirit Carafe

This is an Arts & Crafts small spirit carafe. It is made of fine leaded glass in a clean and pleasing shape. The carafe was made by Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd in, England. In 1834 James Powell (1774–1840), purchased the Whitefriars Glass Company, a small glassworks off Fleet Street in London, believed to have been established in 1680. The company, mainly known for manufacturing stained glass windows, provided glass to other stained glass firms and a wide range of other handmade glassware. The Whitefriars Co. closed in 1980.

H: 5 ¼ inches
D: 1880

118E Arts & Crafts small spirit carafe

118E Arts & Crafts small spirit carafe

Merovingian Glass Bell Beaker

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 17, 2018

Merovingian Glass Bell Beaker

This Merovingian bell beaker is made of light yellow-green glass. It has a rounded and broad bottom and outward and upwardly flaring profile to the plain rim. Distinct pattern molded vertical ribs are noticeable on the body. Intact, with areas of encrustation and iridescent highlights. Ex. Martin Wunsch collection, NY

H: 10.3 cm
D: 6th Century AD
Ref: David Whitehouse, Roman Glass in Corning Museum of Glass, volume 2 # 614 P. 116-117, E. Marianne Stern, Roman, Byzantine, and early Medieval Glass 10 BCE- 700 CE.,#198

117E Merovingian trailed bell beaker

117E Merovingian bell beaker

Three Facon De Venise Wine Glasses from France

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, French Glass, Venetian & Facon de Venise Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 23, 2018

Three Facon De Venise Wine Glasses from France of Allaire collections

left to right 68E,76E,77E French wine glasses

left to right 68E,76E,77E French wine glasses

68E: is a small Facon de Venise goblet (verre de fougere – Fern Glass) was probably made in France. The glass is of straw tint with a pattern-molded bowl and an elongated inverted baluster hollow stem. H: 12.4 cm

76E: is a Facon de Venise wine goblet (verre de fougere – Fern Glass) was probably made in France. The glass has a straw tint and a conical pattern-molded bowl with a hollow stem.

77E: is a Facon de Venise wine goblet (verre de fougere – Fern Glass) was probably made France. The glass has a straw tint and a pattern-molded bowl on a hollow stem with faint diagonal ribs. H: 11 cm

Date for all: Early 18th Century

Ref: Beyond Venice page163, Rijksmuseum # 235,236, The Collection Engels-De Lange, Lameris # 58, The Van Beek Collection, Lameris, #37, 38

For more information on French fern glass see the essay by Anna Lameris in The Van Beek Collection, 2015 p 98-99

68E French Facon de Venise Wine 17th Century

68E French Facon de Venise Wine, Early 18th Century

76E French Facon de Venise Wine 17th Century

76E French Facon de Venise Wine, Early 18th Century

77E French Facon de Venise Wine 17th Century

77E French Facon de Venise Wine, Early 18th Century

English Wine Glass

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 28, 2018

Green English wine with blown hollow stem and dome foot

Green English wine glass with blown hollow stem and dome foot. (82E)

82E Green English wine glass with blown hollow stem and dome foot.

 

H: 15 cm

C. 1750

Bickerton # 1154, Fitzwilliam # 225c, Rijksmuseum #230

Amethyst English Pitcher

Posted in 3. European Glass, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 23, 2018

This is a beautiful small amethyst pitcher having an optically molded body and perfectly laid on delicate thin handle.

H: 9 cm D: 1780

88E Small Amethyst Pitcher, English

Crystal Glass Small Spirit Carafe

Posted in CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 18, 2018

Crystal Glass Small Spirit Carafe

This is an Arts & Crafts small spirit carafe. It is made of fine leaded glass in a clean and pleasing shape. The carafe was made by Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd in, England. In 1834 James Powell (1774–1840), purchased the Whitefriars Glass Company, a small glassworks off Fleet Street in London, believed to have been established in 1680. The company, mainly known for manufacturing stained glass windows, provided glass to other stained glass firms and a wide range of other handmade glassware. The Whitefriars Co. closed in 1980.

H: 5 ¼ inches
D: 1880

118E Arts & Crafts small spirit carafe

118E Arts & Crafts small spirit carafe

MEROVINGIAN TRAILED BEAKER

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 15, 2018

MEROVINGIAN TRAILED BEAKER

This is a Frankish (Merovingian) glass beaker with fine trailing. The piece is made from bubbly glass with a slight green tinge and has a bell-shaped body on a small circular pad base. At the top there is a splayed lip and below it there is a neck band of fine trailing. Intact. Ex Martin Wunsch collection, NYC.

There is a similar glass beaker  in our collection 54E Frankish or Merovingian Beaker .

H: 10.3 cm

D: 5-6th Century AD

Ref: Vera I. Evison, Catalogue of Anglo-Saxon Glass in the British Museum, Plate 3 #49 P. 131

116E Merovingian trailed Beaker

116E Merovingian trailed Beaker

English Wine Glass

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 14, 2018

Green English wine with blown hollow stem and dome foot.

 

Green English wine glass with blown hollow stem and dome foot. (82E)

82E Green English wine glass with blown hollow stem and dome foot.

H: 15 cm C. 1750

Bickerton # 1154, Fitzwilliam # 225c, Rijksmuseum #230

Facon de Venise Spanish Arbarello Jar with Cover

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Spanish Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 20, 2017

Facon de Venise Spanish Arbarello Jar with Lid

69E Arbarello with Lid

Remarks: This small lidded vessel of greenish transparent glass is decorated with cage-like white threads.  It may possibly have served as a pharmaceutical jar.  Finding  a vessel of this type with a lid is uncommon.

Height: 6 inches

Date: 17th C.

Reference: E. Heinemeyer, Glas (Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, 1966) p. 88 #259

Published: Form and Light: 400 years of European Glass (Michael Ward, Inc. 1985)

Provenance: Ex Collection: Baumgartner, Basel

 

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English Green Wine with an Opaque Twist

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 9, 2017

English Green Wine with an Opaque Twist

                97E-A English Green Wine with an Opaque Twist

Remark: This green wine has a cup-shaped bowl, set on knop with three raspberry prunts, above a clear stem enclosing a double-series opaque-twist and domed foot.

H: 15cm

c. 1765

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