Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

AMERICAN COBALT BLUE GLASS FOOTED BOWL

Posted in 1. American Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 13, 2017

This is an American cobalt blue glass footed bowl. The beauty of this glass bowl is in the rich cobalt blue color and clean lines of its shape.

H: 4 inches

1780-1800

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This American bowl (1780-1800) is very similar in style and shape to a dark green wald glass beaker (1500-1550) and points to how art repeats itself time after time.

65A American Cobalt Bowl 1780-1800

65A American Cobalt Bowl 1780-1800

86E Medieval Wald Glass Beaker

86E Medieval Wald Glass Beaker

ROMAN GLASS JUG

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 11, 2017

ROMAN GLASS JUG of  Hans van Rossum

Probably mid-3rd century – early 4th century AD. | Eastern Mediterranean

Size↑13.6 cm | ø 10.0 cm | max. opening mouth 7.5 cm | Weight 174 g

Technique: Free blown, handle and thread applied

Description:Transparent yellow glass with similar colored handle and thread. Squat bulbous body; flaring wide trefoil mouth; rim rounded in flame, short cylindrical neck, handle applied on shoulder, drawn up and attached to back of rim, drawn up to edge of rim, excess glass snapped off in a fold.            Started at base of neck just to center of base a thin thread, wound counterclock-wise with approximately 14 revolutions. Slightly indented base with pontil scar.

Condition: Intact, in a perfect condition with incredible iridescence

Provenance: ex private collection USA 1986 – 2017

Reference: Fire and Sand, Ancient Glass in the Princeton University Art Museum, A.  Antonaras nos. 253 – 257 Roman, Byzantine, Early Medieval Glass, E. M. Stern nos. 90 & 91 Alfred Wolkenberg, Ancient Glass, Christie’s London 9 July 1991 lot 63

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

Wrythen Jelly or Syllabub Glass

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

Wrythen Jelly or Syllabub Glass

This glass is probably from England and used to service jelly or Syllabub. Syllabub is a traditional English dessert, popular from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century. It is usually made from rich milk or cream seasoned with sugar and lightly curdled with wine.  Recipes date back to the Tudor Dynasty.

H:  4 ¼ inches

1780-1800

 Wrythen Jelly or Syllabub Glass 07E

07E English Wrythen Jelly or Syllabub Glass

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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 August 8, 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

ROMAN GLASS JUG

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 7, 2017

56 R Footed Jug with Thumb Rest

This distinctive jug has a spherical body which rests on a thick base. A tall tubular neck extends upwards from the body and terminates into a splayed lip. Below the lip is a thick glass trail. A wide handle is pulled up from the shoulder where it is tooled into an elaborate triangular finial.

H: 15 cm

Late Roman 4th to 5th C. AD

Shining Vessels #127

LACMA # 127

Hermitage # 188 and 196

Corning Vol. 2 # 714

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ROMAN BLUE BOTTLE

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 6, 2017

SMALL BLUE ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE

This precisely shaped globular bottle was probably used for perfume or bath oil.  Its delicate proportion and intense cobalt blue color make it a fine example of glass vessels of the period. Unguentaria, or perfume bottles are probably the earliest blown glass vessels.  In their simplest form they are merely a bubble on the end of the blow pipe, with little modification beyond a short neck and a flattened base.  Many of the early bottles are intentionally colored and these  rich colors were a dominate feature in glassmaking until the end of the first century A.D. when colorless glass became more fashionable.  This piece is intact and was found in Syria

First Century A.D.

H: 5.2 cm,  GD: 3.8 cm

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05R Small blue Roman glass bottle

ROMAN MONOCHROME RIBBED GLASS BOWL

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 3, 2017

Monochrome Ribbed Glass Bowl

67R Roman ribbed glass bowl

67R Roman ribbed glass bowl

 

67R Roman ribbed glass bowl

67R Roman ribbed glass bowl

This broad shallow ribbed bowl was probably made in the Syro-Palestinian area or Italy. It is of pale blue-green glass and made from a thick round disc. The ribs were formed hot with a pincer tool and then the disc was slumped into a bowl shape over a form. The exterior shows the 23 ribs set vertically on the body which along with the rim was fire polished. After being annealed and cooled the interior of the bowl was rotary polished and two incised concentric circles made.

Date: 1st C. BC to 1st C. AD
H: 4.5 cm
D: 15 cm

Ref: The Fascination of Ancient Glass #18, Glass: The Eighth Wonder of the World #22, Fire and Sand Ancient Glass in the Princeton University Art Museum #19, The Bomford Collection #33, Toledo Museum of Art, Early Ancient Glass #339, Fascinating Fragility, Nico F. Bijnsdorp, P.52, Roman and Early Byzantine Glass, Hans van Rossum, P. 19

ROMAN GLASS DOUBLE-BALSAMARIUM

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 3, 2017

DOUBLE-BALSAMARIUM of  Hans van Rossum

 

 5th century AD | Syro-Palestinian area

Size↑11.7 cm | incl. handle 16.8 cm |ø 3.8 cm (bottom) | Weight 122 g

Technique: Free blown, coils and handle applied

Classification: Stern 2001 type II, Class G-2a

Description: Translucent green glass. Two tubes, side by side, made from single bubble of glass by pinching sides vertically to form diaphragm. Rim folded in and down; wall straight and tapering, then curving in at bottom; base flat. Four heavy folded threads at the corners of the two tubes, made from folded coil, started 2.5 cm above base, and drawn up to rim in five loops, each of which touches body. The decoration is distinctive and of exceptional quality. Coil to make handle applied to top of rim, drawn up and over and down, and reattached to rim on opposite side. Rare.

Condition: In a perfect condition with incredible iridescence

Remarks: Double-balsamaria with four heavy folded threads at the corners frequently have four compartments. A comparable example with two compartments in combination with four folded thread decorations on the corners of two glass compartments is rare.

Provenance: ex American private collection 2003 – 2017

Reference: Les Verres Antiques du Musée du Louvre, Volume II, V. Arveiller-Dulong & M-D. Nenna no. 1317,  Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, Volume II, David Whitehouse no. 748, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery, S. B. Matheson no. 330

SUMMING UP PRIVATE COLLECTOR’S MONTH

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 1, 2017

We hope you enjoyed collector’s month.  We would like to thank the collectors who shared their ancient glass with us.  There is a lot more glass to see on each of their pages listed below.  These are live links to their pages.

Hans van Rossum

Joop van der Groen

The Augustinus Collection of Ancient Glass

Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen

David Giles

The Windmill Collection of Roman Glass

Nico F. Bijnsdorp

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