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
This is a fine and rare Facon de Venise wine glass. It has a flared bowl with gadrooned base on a wrythen hollow knopped stem attached to a conical folded foot. Perhaps English, from one of the Duke of Buckingham’s glass houses or from the Netherlands.
H: 15 cm
Ref: Treasures in Glass, Allentown Art Museum, 1966 #39
Small Covered Facon de Venise Glass Jar
This Facon de Venise covered glass jar has a lid and body decorated with molded prunts of lion masks with traces of gold gilding still visible. Country of manufacture is unknown.
H: 11.43 cm
Venetian Cristallo Glass Wine
This wine is made of a Cristallo glass. It has a trumpet-shape bowl with a broad mouth resting on a collar with a thin hollow baluster stem and flat circular foot. Cristallo is a type of soda glass developed in Venice before the 15th century. It was made almost colourless, pale-yellow to smoky gray, so it would resemble Rock-Crystal which is natural quartz or pure silica.
Ref: Golden Age #55, Christie’s March 28, 2000 # 136-139
Facon de Venise Wine Glass
This delicate wine is from Northern France or Southern Netherlands and is made in the Venetian style of glassmaking. The vessel has a pointed round funnel bowl with a stem of a flattened knop and base knop. The foot is funnel-shaped with a turned under edge. A faint purple tint can be seen throughout this diminutive glass. Also see “Stems”.
H: 11.5 cm
D: c. 1700
This beautiful lidded Venetian compote with turquoise decoration on the lid and bowl.
H: 7 1/2 inches
17th or 20th Century
Ref. Frankfurt # 134
This is an early 17th century Facon de Venise goblet in a classic shape and in excellent condition.
H: 16.5 cm, D: 10.4 cm
Early 17th Century
References: Rijksmuseum #15, Christie’s Mar. 2000 #139, Facon de Venise Wine Goblet from the collection of Elizabeth & Theo Zandbergen. Seen in the picture on the right.
Three Facon De Venise Wine Glasses from France
68E: is a small Facon de Venise goblet (verre de fougere – Fern Glass) was probably made in France. The glass is of straw tint with a pattern-molded bowl and an elongated inverted baluster hollow stem. H: 12.4 cm
76E: is a Facon de Venise wine goblet (verre de fougere – Fern Glass) was probably made in France. The glass has a straw tint and a conical pattern-molded bowl with a hollow stem.
77E: is a Facon de Venise wine goblet (verre de fougere – Fern Glass) was probably made France. The glass has a straw tint and a pattern-molded bowl on a hollow stem with faint diagonal ribs. H: 11 cm
Date for all: Early 18th Century
Ref: Beyond Venice page163, Rijksmuseum # 235,236, The Collection Engels-De Lange, Lameris # 58, The Van Beek Collection, Lameris, #37, 38
For more information on French fern glass see the essay by Anna Lameris in The Van Beek Collection, 2015 p 98-99
Cristallo wine glass has a bell-shaped bowl decorated with gadrooning and a thin clear glass thread circling the center. The tall narrow stem rests on a wide circular foot.
H: 15.3 cm
First half of 17th Century
Ref: Lameris, 1991 #82
Facon de Venise Bowl with White Ribbing
This is a very unusual large facon de Venise bowl in the style of the 17th Century. It was probably made in the 19th or 20th Century. It is made of clear glass with white ribbing sandwiched between two layers “a mezza stampaura”.
H. 10 cm, D. 26 cm
19-20th Century or earlier
Theuerkauff P. 145 #110, Christie’s March28, 2000 Lot 178