Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

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

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

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

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

54E Merovingian Beaker 5th to 6th 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

Roman GLASS BOTTLE

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 25, 2017

ROMAN CYLINDRICAL BOTTLE

This graceful bottle is completely covered with a shimmering iridescence. Cylindrical bottles of this period are characterized by two types of mouth: one folded in and flattened and the other more common funnel mouth with folded rim as in this example. Both types of bottles are consistently a pale green. Piece is intact. Found in Turkey.

Third Century A.D.

H: 9.8 cm, Rim: 6.5 cm D

Cf. Auth 1976, #443, APC # I-3

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04R Roman cylindrical bottle with iridescence.

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ROMAN GLASS SPRINKLER FLASK

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 24, 2017

SPRINKLER FLASK (our first)

This pale olive green bottle has a funnel-shaped mouth and two handles of a darker green color. The faint diagonal pattern on the body was achieved by first blowing the glass into an optic mold. The bubble was then removed, twisted and further inflated. The small hole created by the neck constriction in this vessel permits only a drop or two of liquid to pass through at a time. This also prevents the costly contents from evaporating. The glass is still fairly clear and transparent as it was originally intended when created. Flask is intact. It was found in Israel.

D: 3rd to 4th Century AD

H: 7.5 cm Rim: 5.2 cm

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01R Roman Glass Sprinkler Flask 3nd-4th Century

VENETIAN GLASS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 23, 2017

Example 22 and #93a Venetian of Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen

Dimensions: H = 19 cm.; ø rim = 8,1 cm.; ø foot = 8,4 cm.; weight = 73,9 gram.

Origin & Date: This glass is most probably a Tuscan wine glass, first half 17th century ~ 1625.

Stem Type: This is a so called stem “a tige” or like a twig with an merese connecting stem to foot.

Description: The bowl is directly set to the hollow stem which is connected by a merese to the rather flat foot. The glass has a faint somewhat smokey color.  The glass is similar to #93 (Example 16) except for color, connecting merese, origin and date.

 

 

Example 21

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 22, 2017

Example 21

Dimension: H = 15,3 cm.; H stem = ~ 7 cm.; ø bowl = 9 cm.; ø foot = 7,8 cm.; weight = 54,5 gram

Origin & Date: Venice last Q 16th century.

Material: so called “cristallo” glass

Stem Type: This is a typical example of the highly appreciated stems “a jambe” meaning like a leg. Others call this a cigar type stem, but the more appropriate term is “a jambe”. See Baumgartner “Venise et Façon de Venise, verres renaissance du Musée des Arts Decoratives Paris. follow this link a look a like to #120

Description: The bell shaped bowl is set via a merese directly under the bowl to the hollow stem “a jambe”, being directly set via a merese to the almost flat foot. A simple and most elegant stem architecture.

Remark:  This glass like # 93 and # 117 is sometimes called a “flying glass”, as the person taking the glass is fooled by the light weight. The glass “flies” as it were as the senses are set for a much higher weight and subsequently the muscles geared to that higher weight have a funny experience from the shear light weight of the glass.

Example 20

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 21, 2017

Example 20

A Façon de Venise Glass # 123 of Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen

Dimensions: H = 13,1 cm.; H stem = 3,5 cm.; ø bowl = 6,8 cm.; ø foot = 7,1 cm.; weight = 66 gram.

Origin: Almost certain the Netherlands ~ 1650

Material: “cristallo”.

Stem definition: This glass is typical for this period with the gadrooned bottom part of the round funnel bowl, and the distinctive stem architecture. The bowl is set via a short cylindrical solid section on the first hollow basal knop, followed by a hollow cylindrical section commencing to the second hollow basal knop set on a small disc connecting to the spreading folded foot. The sober stem architecture has some resemblance with glass # 28 or Example 12

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