Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

SINGLE KUTTROLF FROM THE MIDDLE AGES

Posted in 3. European Glass, Medieval Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 7, 2017

A Rare Single Kuttrolf

120E Single Kuttrolf

120E 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

Enameled Roemer (Ray’s Roemer)

Posted in 3. European Glass, Bohemian Glass, Enameled Glass, Roemers by Allaire Collection of Glass on November 26, 2017

Enameled Roemer (Ray’s Roemer)

This Victorian enameled roemer was made in Europe and possibly decorated by the Bohemian glass-worker and designer Kolo L. Moser. It was given to us by a dear friend.

H: 4 ½ inches

1890-1910

57E Enamelled Roemer

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VENETIAN SALVIATI GOBLET

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Salviati Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 7, 2017

VENETIAN SALVIATI GOBLET

Salviati is a family and a group of companies. They were glass makers and mosaicists who worked and sold their products in the cities of Murano, Venice and London.The firms were Salviati, Jesuram & Co., Venice and Murano Glass and Mosaic Co., Pauly&Co and today Arc International. The founder was Antonio Salviati.One of the most important family members was Giulio Salviati (1843-1898).

A good book on this very collectable glass is: Venetian Glass of the 1890’s: Salviati at Stanford University by Carol M. Osborne

The provenance of the Salviati goblet pictured is the Carder Collection.Fredrick Carder managed the Steuben Glass Works in Corning NY and developed many of their early designs and glass formulas.

H: 9 ¾ inches

19th C

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01E Venetian Salviati Goblet

A Pair Of Early English Gin Glasses

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 2, 2017

Early English Gin Glasses (Pair)

This pair of small English glasses was probably used for drinking gin based on their size. They have a drawn trumpet bowl, solid stem and folded foot and are almost identical except for a variation in height.

H: 4 & 4 ½ inches

D: 18th Century

Ref: Bickerton #344, #385

64E Pair of Early English Gin Glasses

64E Pair of Early English Gin Glasses

ENGLISH PANELED BOWL WITH BLUE RIM

Posted in CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 1, 2017

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 BALUSTER

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, English Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 30, 2017

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

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E20 English Baluster Wine Glass

SPANISH CANTIR FROM CATALONIA

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Spanish Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 29, 2017

Spanish Glass Cantir from Catalonia

This light green glass cantir is from Catalonia, Spain.  A cantir is a type of closed jug or cantaro with a ring handle and two spouts.  It is a type of pass glass with the slender spout used for drinking by pouring the liquid directly into the user’s mouth.

H: 20.3 cm

18th Century

Ref: Art in Glass, Toledo Museum of Art, 1969  page 63

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27E Spanish glass cantir from Catalonia

Spanish Pocket Tumbler

Posted in 3. European Glass, Spanish Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 28, 2017

This pocket tumbler is a glass which was carried by a traveler in a pouch or pocket.  This tumbler was blown and flattened to an oval shape then decorated with a chain trailing pattern. A large number of pocket tumblers were made in Spain from the early-17th though the late-18th century.  The origin and date of this glass is unknown because no parallels could be found.

H: 10 cm

Date: unknown

21E Pocket Glass

Merovingian Beaker

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 27, 2017

54E Allaire Collection

This is a green glass Merovingian beaker on a solid flat ring foot with fine trailing around the mouth. Also see Migration Period (6th-11th C) Merovingian, Byzantine and Islamic Glass

H: 9.5 cm

Fifth to Sixth Century

 

Frankish Bell Beaker

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 26, 2017

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.

H: 15cm

C: 5th-7th Century AD

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

Frankish Bell Beaker

51E Frankish Bell Beaker

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