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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 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

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

Large English Air Twist Wine Glass

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 10, 2016

Large English Air Twist Wine Glass

A fine tall English air twist goblet of drawn trumpet form on a multiple spiral air twisted stem and folded conical foot.

H: 9 inches (22.8 cm)

D: 1740

Ref: Bickerton # 392

65E Large English Air twist Wine

65E Large English Air twist Wine

English Green Wine Glass

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

This English wine made of green glass has a beautifully decorated cup-shaped bowl on a solid knopped stem and flattened foot. Green wine glasses like this were used for hock wine which is white Rhine wine.

H: 15cm

1750-1760

55E Knopped stem

55E Green English Wine Glass with knopped stem and cup-shaped bowl

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RIBBED ENGLISH JELLY GLASS (Syllabub)

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 2, 2016

Ribbed English Jelly Glass

37E English Jelly Glass (Syllabub)

37E English Jelly Glass (Syllabub)

This molded glass has a pan-topped bowl decorated with eight ribs. The dome foot has been paneled to match the bowl’s ribs.

 

 

H: 3 ¾ inches

D: 1740

Ref: Bickerton # 792

ENGLISH OPAQUE TWIST WINE

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 1, 2016

Opaque Twist Wine, English

36E Opaque Twist Wine, English

36E Opaque Twist Wine, English

 

This English wine glass has cup bowl with basal flutes, double spiral opaque twist of 6-ply spiral bands outside lace twist on a plain conical foot.

H: 5 1/4 in.

D: 1770

Ref: Bickerton # 663 detail of stem p. 362 #1,201

ENGLISH PANELED BOWL WITH BLUE RIM

Posted in CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 30, 2016

English Paneled Bowl

24E Paneled Bowl, English

24E Paneled Bowl, English

A small colorless bowl is decorated with optic molded ribs continuing down and under the tooled flat foot. A single trail of clear blue glass encircles the edge of the rim.

H: 3 inches, Dia. 4 ¾ inches

D: 18th Century

 

English Sweetmeat Glass

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

This glass has a flaring cup bowl on a tall pedestal stem with a domed and folded foot.  The sweetmeat glass was made throughout the 18th Century.  It was used primarily as the top fitment of a pyramid of graduated salvers.

H:  16.5 cm

1740

Ref: Bickerton # 189 # 303-331

15E English Sweetmeat Glass

RIBBED ENGLISH JELLY GLASS

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 28, 2016

RIBBED ENGLISH JELLY GLASS (Syllabub)

16E English Jelly Glass (Syllabub)

16E English Jelly Glass (Syllabub)

This jelly glass has a wrythen pan top on a molded bowl with eight ribs.  The body sits on a beaded knop and a paneled dome foot.

H: 3 ¾ inches

D: 1740

Ref: Bickerton # 792

ENGLISH BALUSTER

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 15, 2016

This is a wine glass with bucket bowl on inverted baluster and base knop, with folded foot.English Baluster Wines are a group of  the most beautifully and well designed glasses ever made.

English c. 1720

H: 5 ¼ inches

Cf. Bickerton # 59, Regency # 25

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E20 English Baluster Wine Glass

20e-english-baluster

E20 English Baluster Wine Glass

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