Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

SHALLOW ROEMER OR COUPE

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 19, 2017

This type of Wald glass is called a Roemer.  Roemers (Dutch) or Römer (German) are wine and beer glasses that evolved in the Rhineland and the Netherlands from the 17th Century.  The glass below has a shallow bowl with raspberry prunts on the stem.  A shallow bowl is a less common shape for Roemers. For additional information on Roemers in the collection click on this link

This type of Roemer has never been called a coupe glass, however the dates of it’s development coincide with that of  the coupe. The champagne coupe is a shallow, broad-bowled, saucer shaped stemmed glass generally capable of containing 4 to 8 oz. (120 to 240 ml) of liquid. Legend has it the shape of the coupe was modelled on the breast of French queen Marie Antoinette, but the glass was designed in England over a century earlier especially for sparkling wine and champagne in 1663. The coupe was fashionable in France from its introduction in the 1700s until the 1970s, and in the United States from the 1930s to the 1980s. Champagne glasses (active link)

H: 9 cm

2nd Half of 17th Century

Rijksmuseum #204

18E Shallow Roemer 2nd Half of 17th Century H 9cm

18E Shallow Roemer 2nd Half of 17th Century H 9cm

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 May 31, 2017

Venetian Filigrana Glass Vase

 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

D: 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

107E Venetian Filigrana Vase

107E Venetian Filigrana Vase

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BYZANTINE BULB-SHAPE LAMP

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, 3. European Glass, Byzantine Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 15, 2017

Byzantine Bulb-Shaped Lamp

This is an early Byzantine blown glass lamp. Vessels similar to this object have been found in fourth to sixth century contexts in the Republic of Abkhazia, on the eastern coast of the Black Sea. The second picture is an example of the holder the lamp was hung  in when used.

H: 8 cm

4th to  6th Century

94E Byzantine Bulb-Shaped Lamp

Byzantine lamp holder

Krautsrunk Beaker from The Middle Ages

Posted in 3. European Glass, Medieval Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 10, 2017

Krautsrunk is the German word for cabbage stalk.  In glass it is a type of beaker with a cup-shaped mouth curving outward above an encircling thread and a barrel shaped body decorated with prunts. These were made mostly in Germany roughly between 1490-1530.   It is part of group of glasses called forest or wald glass and usually is a rich dark green color. The krautsrkunk along with the berkemeyer were the forerunners of the roemer. It is a “must have” for anyone who collects Medieval glass and is rather rare.

H: 9.5 cm

D: 1490-1500

Ref: Whitehouse, Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes and Peasants 2010 #77, Ricke, 2005 Amendt Collection #49, Baumgartner, 1988 #342

 

13E Krautstrunk beaker

Ring Goblet

Posted in 3. European Glass, European Misc. by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 18, 2017

This is a rare clear glass goblet with small handles for suspending rings, originally six only one remaining. Milled thread applied to the center with wavy band decoration.  The knopped stem enclosing an elongated tear. It was probably made in the Low Countries or Germany.

C: 1st Half of the 17th Century

H: 16.5 cm

Published: Christie’s Amsterdam May 15, 2007 lot #26

Ref: Rijksmuseum Vol. I, 1993, #41

101E German Ring Goblet

SINGLE KUTTROLF FROM THE MIDDLE AGES

Posted in 3. European Glass, Medieval Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 10, 2017

Single Kuttrolf

Remarks: The Kuttrolf, mainly from Germany in the 16th C, is a beaker commonly found with several glass tubes, sometimes twisted, forming the neck having a cup-like upper container.  The example here represents a variant with a single open neck. The lower part of this beaker has a pushed in base and pontil mark.

Condition: broken and repaired

H: 18 cm

D: C. 1560

Ref: Christies Interiors, Sept. 2013 Lot # 199, Henkes, Glass Without Gloss, 1994, #27.2, Baumgartner, Phoenix aus Sand and Asche, 1988 #383, Baumgartner, Amend & Collection, 2005, #64,65 (double)

Provenance: Collection of E. Martin Wunsch

120E Single Kuttrolf

120E Single Kuttrolf

Crystal Glass Small Spirit Carafe

Posted in CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 4, 2017

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 BOWL

Posted in 3. European Glass, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 12, 2016

MEROVINGIAN GLASS BOWL

119E Merovingian Bowl Allaire Collection

119E Allaire Collection

H: 6.5 cm, Diameter 8.5 cm, Date 5th Century

Description: Free blown transparent light green with faint swirls of red (manganese) visible. The hemispherical form has a flat knocked-off rim, flattened base, center slightly depressed, no pontil mark. Bowl is in excellent condition.

References: Roman, Byzantine and Early Medieval Glass: 10 BCE-700 CE, E. Marianne Stern, 2001, Cat. 191 (tooled projections), Memoires de Verre, Catherine Vaudour, 2009, #161

Early Roemer

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 29, 2016

EARLY ROEMER

The restored ovoid bowl on this early Roemer is attached to an open stem decorated with pulled prunts. This Roemer bowl is more flared than example 40E. Unlike later Roemers there is no spiral foot only a pinched “toed” base ring. This form is closer to the Berkemeyer example 12E, which has a flared bowl. The discoloration on this early Roemer is due to the soil where it was found.

 H: 10 cm

16th Century

Ref: Henkes #45.13,Glass V&A #42,Ritman Coll. #20

56E Early Roemer 16th Century H 10cm

56E Early Roemer 16th Century H 10cm

Green English Wines in the Allaire Collection

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 24, 2016

GREEN ENGLISH WINES

In the many aspects of English glass making, the Eighteen Century stands out as representing an enormous variety of drinking vessels most of which were made of colorless glass. Appearing, for a short time mid-point in this century (1750-1760) wines manufactured in green glass became a fashionable choice. The following photos from the Allaire Collection show a variety of examples of green English wines made during this short period.

English green wines in Allaire Glass Collection

English green wines in Allaire Glass Collection

To see more information on each wine glass click on the following number of the piece to be linked to it’s description. 35E, 55E, 82E, 96E, 97E-A, 97E-B

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