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
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
Ref: Fragil Transparencia, 2011 #84 & 85
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
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
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
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
Ref: Art in Glass, Toledo Museum of Art, 1969 page 63
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
H: 9 1/2 in.
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
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
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.
H: 9 1/2 in.
Spanish Facon de Venise Wine Glass
Glassmakers of Catalonia in the 18th Century often imitated the Venetian styles but added their own distinctive creativity. This straw colored wine has a bucket bowl with a hollow stem and folded foot.
H: 10.2 cm
Ref: Frothingham # 39A
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