Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

ENGLISH GLASS BOTTLE WITH RASPBERRY PRUNTS

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 14, 2019

(99E) English Glass Bottle with Raspberry Prunt H: 11.2 cm, D: 1690

 

This is a colorless gourd-shape flask decorated with gadrooning on the bottom and a raspberry prunt centered on each side. A similar glass vessel is in the Batchelor collection at The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and was on display from December 2018 to March 3, 2019.

 

 

 

VENETIAN WINE GOBLET

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Venetian & Facon de Venise Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 1, 2019

32E Allaire Collection

 

Cristallo wine glass has a bell-shaped bowl decorated with gadrooning and a thin clear glass thread circling the center.  The tall narrow stem rests on a wide circular foot.

H: 15.3 cm

First half of 17th Century

Ref: Lameris, 1991 #82

English Facon de Venise Glass Tazza

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass, Venetian & Facon de Venise Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 30, 2019

(111E) Allaire Collection

A small tazza made of clear soda glass with a shallow tray gently curving up at the edge. The spreading conical base has a folded foot.  This is a product of one of the Duke of Buckingham’s glass factories in England which were active around the 1670’s. The tazza illustrates the influence of Venetian style of glassmaking and use of soda glass prior to the introduction of leaded glass later in the British market of the 18th Century.

D: 1670

H: 3cm

D: 13cm

VENETIAN FILIGRANA GLASS VASE

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Venetian & Facon de Venise Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 25, 2018

Venetian Filigrana Glass Vase

107E Venetian Filigrana Vase

107E Venetian Filigrana Vase of the Allaire Collection of Glass

 

 

 The pear-shaped body of this Venetian vase is fashioned with two styles of filigrana retortoli canes. The straight neck may have had a lid.  The vessel is decorated with clear glass wing handles, single center trail and ring foot also of clear glass.  A similar object is in the collection in the Rosenborg Castle in Copenhagen.

H: 12.7

Date: 1700 Venice

Published: A Collection of Filigrana Glass, Kitty Lameris, 2012 #20

Ref: Coburg #452, HansCohn Collection #201, Golden Age of Venetian Glass #127

Photo: Courtesy of Frides Lameris Art and Antique, Amsterdam

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AMERICAN OR ENGLISH GREEN WINE GLASS

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 December 23, 2018

97E Allaire Collection of Glass H: 3  5/8th  inches   Circa: 1820

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 or English.

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

Parallels:

Corning Museum of Glass List the wine as American or English 19th century

 

Metropolitan art Museum list the wineglass as from Jersey Glass Co. in Jersey City 1824-1840

Dutch Baluster Wine

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, European Misc. by Allaire Collection of Glass on November 24, 2018

81E Dutch Baluster Wine Allaire Collection

 81E Dutch Balster Wine

 

This is a beautifully shaped baluster wine from the Netherlands made of soda glass.  It has a bell bowl with stem of two solid knops and a knop with tear on a solid base.

 H: 17 cm

C. 1720

Ref: Bickerton # 160

GLASS HOLY WATER STOUPS

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

In Catholicism, Anglicanism, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy and some other churches, holy water is water that has been sanctified by a priest for the purpose of baptism, the blessing of persons, places, and objects. As a reminder of baptism, Catholic Christians dip their fingers in the holy water and make the sign of the cross when entering the church. Holy water is kept in a font, which is typically located at the entrance to a church (or sometimes in a separate room or building called a baptistery). A smaller vessel for Holy water, called stoup, is usually placed on a wall near the entrances of the church. Stoups are made of many different materials including glass. Glass stoups were popular in Spain and Low Countries in the 18th Century for churches and private home which had a chapel in them. Below are two examples of stoups from the Allaire collection number 28E, 100E and two additional pictures from other sources.

GLASS HOLY WATER STOUP, SPANISH 28E

28E Holy Water Stoup, Spanish with a cross finial 18th Century

28E Holy Water Stoup, Spanish with a cross finial 18th Century

H: 9 1/2 in.
18th Century

This Spanish glass 18th century stoup was used as a basin for holy water in a Roman Catholic Church. It was hung on the wall near the entrance of the church for worshipers to dip their fingers in before crossing themselves.
Ref: Hermitage #34, #16

GLASS HOLY WATER STOUP 100E

100E Holy-water Stoup Low Countries C.1760

100E Holy-water Stoup Low Countries C.1760

C. 1760
H: 26 cm

This clear colorless glass has a mold-blown body with vertical ribbing. The double bowl fans out to a wide rim. The center back features a loop design and decorative edging, and flat pointed top. It was made in the Low Countries or France.
Ref: Rijksmuseum #309 (bowl similar)

SALVIATI GOBLET

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Salviati Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 13, 2018

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This 1880 clear cristallo goblet is in the style of late 16th early 17th C wines.  The clear stem has blue scroll and clear pincered ornament. Made by the Barovier family for the Salviati Co.

H: 16cm

C. 1880

Barr p28

MEROVINGIAN BELL BEAKER

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

(51E) The Allaire Collection

Date: 5th-7th Century AD,   H: 15cm

 

Remarks: This Frankish or Merovingian bell beaker has a wrythen-molded body in yellow glass with a fine opaque white trailing wrapped around the top and bottom. The Roman glassmaking industry in Europe slowly died out from the fourth century after which all but the simplest glassmaking techniques were used to make glass. Glass of the Migration Period and later the Middle Ages is from 6th-14th C.

Ref: Glass of the Dark Ages #13, Merseyside County Museum # B4, Sotheby’s London November 20,1987 #31

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

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