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Facon de Venise Spanish Arbarello Jar with Cover

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Spanish Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 20, 2017

Facon de Venise Spanish Arbarello Jar with Lid

69E Arbarello with Lid

Remarks: This small lidded vessel of greenish transparent glass is decorated with cage-like white threads.  It may possibly have served as a pharmaceutical jar.  Finding  a vessel of this type with a lid is uncommon.

Height: 6 inches

Date: 17th C.

Reference: E. Heinemeyer, Glas (Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, 1966) p. 88 #259

Published: Form and Light: 400 years of European Glass (Michael Ward, Inc. 1985)

Provenance: Ex Collection: Baumgartner, Basel

 

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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

Spanish glass cantir from Catalonia

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

Small Glass Pocket Tumbler with White Trailing

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

Small Glass Pocket Tumbler with White Trailing

 This tumbler is a golden honey color with thin white trailing. This piece is unusual because of its color, type of trailing and its small size.  A glass pocket tumbler was carried by a traveler in a pouch or pocket and used for drinking.  A large number of pocket tumblers were made in Spain from the early-17th though the late-18th century.  The origin of the piece could be Spain, or Germany.  No parallels could be found.

H: 7.3 cm

18th Century

30E Small Glass Pocket Tumbler with White Trailing

30E Small Glass Pocket Tumbler with White Trailing

Small Glass Pocket Tumbler with White Trailing

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Spanish Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 10, 2017

Small Glass Pocket Tumbler with White Trailing

 This tumbler is a golden honey color with thin white trailing. This piece is unusual because of its color, type of trailing and its small size.  A glass pocket tumbler was carried by a traveler in a pouch or pocket and used for drinking.  A large number of pocket tumblers were made in Spain from the early-17th though the late-18th century.  The origin of the piece could be Spain, or Germany.  No parallels could be found.

H: 7.3 cm

18th Century

30E Small Glass Pocket Tumbler with White Trailing

30E Small Glass Pocket Tumbler with White Trailing

Spanish Pocket Tumbler

Posted in 3. European Glass, Spanish Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 27, 2016

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

Facon de Venise Spanish Footed Salt

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Spanish Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 31, 2016

Facon de Venise Spanish Footed Salero

A small Spanish Facon de Venise footed salt possible Catalonia, of straw-tint. The bowl is straight-sided with rounded base applied with six scroll handles of alternating blue and straw tint, above a spreading foot with bulbous collar and folded rim.  The bowl did have a lid. Thanks to Hans van der Weijden’s comment and also for sending a picture.  We are now able to show an example with a lid below.  The glass shown with lid is from the Museum for Decorative Arts in Barcelona, Spain.

H: 8.7cm, 3 3/8 inches

17th C

Ref: Fragil Transparencia, 2011 #84 & 85

71E Spanish Footed Bowl

Hans van der Weijden #100

Hans van der Weijden
#100 is like our 71E with the lid

Facon de Venise Spanish Arbarello Jar with Cover

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Spanish Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 9, 2016

Facon de Venise Spanish Arbarello Jar with Lid

This small lidded vessel of greenish transparent glass is decorated with cage-like white threads.  It may possibly have served as a pharmaceutical jar.  Finding  a vessel of this type with a lid is uncommon.

H:  6 inches

17th C.

E. Heinemeyer, Glas (Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf, 1966) p. 88 #259

Published: Form and Light: 400 years of European Glass (Michael Ward, Inc. 1985)

Ex Collection: Baumgartner, Basel

69E Arbarello with Lid

Spanish Cantir with White Trails from Catalonia

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Spanish Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 5, 2016

Cantir with Filigrana from Catalonia

Cantir of yellowish glass decorated with opaque white trails called vetro a fili. Glassmakers in Catalonia, Spain were producing decoration of this type from the middle of the 16th into the 17th Century.

H: 19 1/2 cm

D: 2nd half of 16th to early 17th Century

44E Spanish Cantir

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 14, 2015

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

Spanish glass cantir from Catalonia

27E Spanish glass cantir from Catalonia

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