Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

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

TRAILED GLASS BEAKER FROM THE NETHERLANDS

Trailed Beaker from the Netherlands

The simple shape of this beaker has been decorated by a thin trail of glass spiraling around the body. It is possible that the maker was influenced by the Venetian glass styling of the time.  It was probably made in the Netherlands.

H: 7.5 cm

D: First half of the 17th Century

Ref: Henkes, #35.9 & #35.10

110E Trailed Beaker from the Netherlands

110E Trailed Beaker from the Netherlands

Glass Holy-water Stoup

Posted in 3. European Glass, European Misc. by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 21, 2016

Glass Holy-water Stoup

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.

C. 1760

H: 26 cm

Ref: Rijksmuseum #309 (bowl similar)

100E Holy-water Stoup

Ring Goblet

Posted in 3. European Glass, European Misc. by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 4, 2016

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

NORWEGIAN OPAQUE TWIST WINE GLASS

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, European Misc. by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 30, 2015

This opaque twist wine has a slight gray tint which is a characteristic of Scandinavian glass.

H:  11 cm

C: 1770-1785

83E Norwegian Opaque Twist Wine Glass

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 June 10, 2015

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)

SPANISH GLASS HOLY WATER STOUP

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, European Misc., Spanish Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 11, 2014

SPANISH GLASS HOLY WATER STOUP

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

28E Holy Water Stoup, Spanish with a cross finial 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.  Also see an example of a holy-water stoup from the Low Countries.

18th Century

H: 9 1/2  in.

April 1992

Hermitage #34

 

Dutch Baluster Wine

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, European Misc. by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 7, 2013

Dutch Baluster 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

81E Dutch Balster Wine

81E Dutch Balster Wine

German Wine Glass with Engraved Hare

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, European Misc. by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 30, 2013

German Wine Glass with Engraved Hare

 This beautiful wine glass is engraved with a hare on its conical bowl sitting on a molded pedestal stem and folded foot. The glass was made in Germany around 1740.

H: 14.5 cm

1740

11E German Wine Glass with Engraved Hare

11E German Wine Glass with Engraved Hare

Germanic Wine Glass

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, European Misc. by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 3, 2013

Germanic Wine Glass 

This German wine or goblet has a molded bowl, a stem with large bladed knop and folded foot.  This glass was bought more than two years before the Germanic wine with gold rim (22E) in the following post and from a different source.  This glass is slightly cruder and the molded bowl is not as sharp as the gold rimmed twin. They may have been made at the same factory and perhaps by the same hand nearly three hundred years ago.

H: 15.3cm

18th Century

Germanic Wine Glass

Germanic Wine Glass 04E

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