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BYZANTINE BULB-SHAPE LAMP

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, 3. European Glass, Byzantine Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 15, 2017

Byzantine Bulb-Shaped Lamp

This is an early Byzantine blown glass lamp. Vessels similar to this object have been found in fourth to sixth century contexts in the Republic of Abkhazia, on the eastern coast of the Black Sea. The second picture is an example of the holder the lamp was hung  in when used.

H: 8 cm

4th to  6th Century

94E Byzantine Bulb-Shaped Lamp

Byzantine lamp holder

USING ROMAN GLASS IN STILL LIFE PAINTINGS

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 14, 2017

USING ROMAN GLASS IN STILL LIFE PAINTINGS

1. Annelies Jonkhart – Roman glass dish with apples, Oil on panel 35 x 70 cm

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2. Annelies Jonkhart – Still life with Roman glass, Oil on panel 42 x 70 cm

3. Annelies Jonkhart – Roman glass modiolus and cherries, Oil on panel 40 x 37 cm

4. Annelies Jonkhart – Still life with Roman glass square bottle, Oil on panel 32 x34 cm

5. Annelies Jonkhart – Roman glass ribbed bowl, Oil on panel 40 x 70 cm

6. Annelies Jonkhart – Roman glass jug and red apples, Oil on panel 60 x 70 cm

Annelies Jonkhart (1945) is a well-known Dutch artist. Specialized in painting still life with a preference for objects with a ‘soul’ such as archaeological glass, but also living fruit and flowers. Yearly she takes part in exhibitions at art galleries in the Netherlands (e.g. Bonnard Gallery Nuenen, Wijdemeren Gallery, Staphorsius Gallery, O.L.Vrouwe Gallery Maastricht). For many years, her work also has been represented by galleries in the U.S.A. (Park City, Salt Lake City and Provo).

In 2004, she published her Monograph“Geboren in Geborgenheid’.

SMALL MANGANESE JUG

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 13, 2017

SMALL MANGANESE JUG of The Windmill Collection of Roman Glass

SMALL MANGANESE JUG

SMALL MANGANESE JUG

SMALL MANGANESE JUG

SMALL MANGANESE JUG

3th -4th Century AD, Eastern Mediterranean
Size: 9.3cm D = 7.2 cm

Intact: some weathering and nice iridescence
Description: Free-blown juglet with very thin handle, slightly concave bottom. Pontil mark present.
Intact
Provenance: the Vittorio Pafundi collection
Exhibited:
Museum Honig Breethuis Zaandijk (NL), ‘Fascinating luxury from Antiquity’, 12 November 2011-30 January 2012, exp. no 23
Published:
Superior Galleries Beverley Hills Ca. Fine Antiquities (1994)

Amber Roman Glass Bottle

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 12, 2017

Amber Roman Bottle (21R)  Allaire collection

H: 11.5 cm D: First Century

Remark: During the First Century, glass artists were using colored glass to a great extent.  The most popular colors used were blue, aubergine and amber.  This bottle is a simple globular shape decorated with a thin white trail spiraling around the body and bottom of the base.

Ref: Oppenlander #645 & #648, Kevorkian, Loudmer, Paris 1985 #150-155 The Bomford Collection,1976 #58 Illustrated Dictionary of Glass 309Christie’s Kofler-Truniger Collection #127

Roman Glass Dish with Apples by Annelies Jonkhart

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

Annelies Jonkhart – Roman Glass Dish with Apples

Description: Oil on panel 35 x 70 cm

Annelies Jonkhart (1945) is a well-known Dutch artist. Specialized in painting still life with a preference for objects with a ‘soul’ such as archaeological glass, but also living fruit and flowers. Yearly she takes part in exhibitions at art galleries in the Netherlands (e.g. Bonnard Gallery Nuenen, Wijdemeren Gallery, Staphorsius Gallery, O.L.Vrouwe Gallery Maastricht). For many years her work also has been represented by galleries in the U.S.A. (Park City, Salt Lake City and Provo).

In 2004 she published her Monograph “Geboren in Geborgenheid’.

TWO ROMAN MINIATURE AMPHORAE

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 10, 2017

TWO ROMAN MINIATURE AMPHORAE RF – 50 & 51

from: Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen

Origin & Date: Eastern Mediterranean 2nd – 3rd century

RF – 50 (left) seems to be made of a kind of amber colored glass which got over time a beautiful iridescence. The conical body narrows down to a cylindrical neck. The blue handles are fixed to the shoulder of the body looped out and fixed to the neck. The bottom is slightly kicked in.

Dimensions: H = 4,7 cm.; largest ø 2,9 cm.; weight 16,3 grams.

RF – 51 (right) is made, so to see, from clear glass which over time also got a beautiful iridescence. The globular body is at the bottom side somewhat narrowed down giving the impression that the object is set on a support ring. The blue handles are fixed on the shoulder of the body looped out and fixed to the cylindrical neck. The bottom is flat with a visible pontil mark.

The weight of this object is slightly higher then RF – 50 from a little lump of “clay” left in the object.

Dimensions: H = 4,8 cm.; largest ø 2,8 cm.; weight 18 grams.

Condition: Intact

Parallels: Until now no parallels found.

Provenance: Collection Mr. D (according Cahn),  Cahn International AG, Münchenstein CH, TEFAF 14-03-2014

CYLINDRICAL ROMAN BOTTLE

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 9, 2017

CYLINDRICAL BOTTLE of Joop van der Groen

Cylindrical Roman Bottle

Cylindrical Roman Bottle

Roman Empire, Eastern Mediterranean │ Late 1st century – 2nd century AD
Size: ↑ 17,0 cm; Ø max. 12,4 cm; Ø rim 7,5 cm. │ Weight: 437 gram

Technique: Mold-blown in an open mold. Neck and mouth free blown. Handle applied.
Classification: Isings (1957) form 51 a. Fleming (1999) type a for the handle.
Description: Transparent bluish-green glass. Cylindrical body with short cylindrical neck, rim folded outward, down, upward, and outward to form a collar. Shoulder slopes, with rounded edge. Wall tapers slightly and curves in the bottom; base plain, slightly concave on undersite; no pontil. Strap handle with twelve sharp ribs, applied into edge, drawn up and in, and attached to neck.
Condition: Intact with strong iridescence and with some encrustation
Remarks: A handle like this has been named “celery-handle”.
Through the interaction of liquid and pollutions in the ground glass is weathering and can get all colours of the rainbow.
Provenance: before 2005 in the private collection of Simon Spierer (1926 – 2005), Genève; he was an art dealer and patron of the arts.
Published: Romeins glas uit particulier bezit (J. van der Groen & H. van Rossum, 2011).
Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), “Romeins Glas, geleend uit particulier bezit”,
29 April – 28 August 2011, exp. no. 206
Reference: Ancient Glass of Asia Minor – The Yüksel Erimtan Collection (C. Lightfoot & M. Arslan, 1992), no. 18; Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum – The Eliahu Dobkin Collection and Other Gifts (Y. Israeli, 2003), no. 323; Ancient Glass in National Museums Scotland (C. Lightfoot, 2007), no. 180; Hôtel des Ventes d’Enghien, Enghien-les-Bains (Fr), Auction 22-05-2011, no. 8.

TALL CYLINDRICAL ROMAN BOTTLE

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 8, 2017

TALL CYLINDRICAL BOTTLE of Joop van der Groen

Tall Cylindrical Roman Glass Bottle

Tall Cylindrical Roman Glass Bottle

Roman Empire, almost certainly Asia Minor │ Late 1st century – 2nd century AD
Size: ↑ 22,2 cm; Ø max. 8,3 cm; Ø rim 4,4 cm. │ Weight: 175 gram

Technique: Mold-blown in an open mold. Neck and mouth free blown. Handle applied.
Classification: Isings (1957) form 51 b. Fleming (1999) type c for the handle.
Description: Transparent light blue glass. Cylindrical body with cylindrical neck, rim folded outward, down, upward, and inward to form a collar. Shoulder slopes, with rounded edge. Wall tapers slightly and curves in the bottom; base plain, slightly concave on undersite; no pontil. Strap handle with four ribs, applied into edge, drawn up and in, and attached immediately below rim, with excess glass pulled down neck.
Condition: Intact with some iridescence
Remarks: Originally the bottle had much encrustation inside. Because of this you could see that the botlle laid in situ almost horizontally. Restauratieatelier Restaura in Haelen (NL) has professionally cleaned the bottle in 2008.
Provenance: 2007 Jan van Bergen, ’s-Hertogenbosch (NL). Formerly part of a Dutch private collection.
Published: Romeins glas uit particulier bezit (J. van der Groen & H. van Rossum, 2011).
Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), “Romeins Glas, geleend uit particulier bezit”,
29 April – 28 August 2011, exp. no. 208
Reference: Römische Kleinkunst – Sammlung Karl Löffler (P. La Baume, 1976), no. 99; Ancient Glass in the Hermitage collection (N. Kunina, 1997), no. 235; Ancient Glass in National Museums Scotland (C. Lightfoot, 2007), no. 181; Roman and Early Byzantine Glass – a Private Collection (H. van Rossum, 2014), no. 156.

ROMAN TALL CYLINDRICAL BOTTLE

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 7, 2017

TALL CYLINDRICAL BOTTLE of  Hans van Rossum

ROMAN GLASS TALL CYLINDRICAL BOTTLE

ROMAN GLASS TALL CYLINDRICAL BOTTLE HANDEL

Date: Late 1st century – 2nd century AD | Origin:Roman Empire, probably Asia Minor

Size↑25.0 cm | ø 9.0 cm | Weight 374 g

Technique: Body mold-blown in a full-size and conical mold. Neck and mouth free blown.                         Handle applied, tooled.

Classification:  Isings 1957 form 51b | Fleming 1999 handle type c. MS 5128

Description: Transparent yellowish brown glass. Cylindrical body and short cylindrical neck; rim          folded outward, down, upward, and outward to form a collar with a horizontal ledge. Shoulder slopes, with rounded edge; wall tapers slightly and curves in at bottom; base plain, slightly concave on underside; no pontil. Strap handle with four ribs, applied onto edge, drawn up and in, and attached immediately below rim, with excess glass pulled down neck.

Condition: Intact, some slightly weathering

Remarks: The glass blower has used a smooth-walled mold, which facilitated mass production.  The collar rim with a ledge is an eastern Mediterranean feature, although it is not common     in Palestine, Syria or Egypt. Finds appear to be concentrated farther north, in Cyprus, Asia Minor, Greece and on the coasts of the Black Sea. Cylindrical bottles with a collar rim have an even wider distribution including North Africa. The outline of the rim has parallels in pottery and metal vessels from Pergamon, a circumstance that has led to the hypothesis that the collar rim might be a Pergamene speciality and that the workshop or workshops producing this type of rim may have been located in that area.

Provenance: Art market New York 2010 Private collection, Florida (USA)

Reference: Ancient Glass in National Museums Scotland, C. S. Lightfoot no. 181, Römische Kleinkunst, Sammlung Karl Löffler, P. La Baume no. 99, Tafel 12, Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection, N. Kunina nos. 235 – 237,  Kunst der Antike, Galerie Günter Puhze, Katalog 16-2002 no. 240

 

ROMAN COLOR-BAND BOTTLE

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 6, 2017

Roman color-band bottle of Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen

Roman color-band bottle  RF 57

Free formed flask with piriform body constructed from differently colored ribbons of glass. The dominant colors are various tints of translucent aubergine and bands of white opaque glass.

These flasks were formed by the glassmaker thru selecting strips or bands of differently colored glass putting these together in the desired pattern, fusing these and finally forming the object. As far as I know the exact way of finally forming these flasks from at first a kind of flat slab into a flask is not (yet) known. That the ribbons were picked-up by a layer of plain glass doesn’t seem to be plausible looking at the low weight of the object being 18,6 grams. The pattern shows a kind of swirl in the color bands giving the object a kind of playful effect. The finishing of the outside must have been on the marver to create such a smooth outside finish. Signs of a pontil cannot be found. The cylindrical neck is simply finished by folding it outside in as usual in those days in Italy.

Dimensions:
H = 6 cm.; largest ø 2,8 cm.; rim ø 1,5 cm; weight 18,6 gram

Origin:
Probably; Italy ~ 1st century AC.

Parallels (ao):
– Israeli; Ancient glass in the Israel museum (2003) pg. 88 nr. 88;
– 3000 Jahre Glaskunst Luzern (1981) pg. 70 nrs. 209 -210
– Whitehouse, Roman glass in the Corning Museum of glass, vol. I, pag. 40 nr. 35
– Grose; Toledo Museum of Art, Early ancient glass pg. 341 nr. 615
– Arveille-Dulong & Nenna, les verres antiques du Museé du Louvre, pg.75 nr. 98
– Hayes, Roman and pre-Roman glass in the Royal Ontario Museum, pg.28 nr.80;
pg.192 nr. 80
– Kervorkian ea. Verres antiques et de l’Islam, ancienne collection de Monsier D.
pg. 44 nr. 95 ( 3- 4 juni 1985 Parijs)
– Bijnsdorp, Fascinating Fragility (2010) NFB 137, pg. 92, different colors almost same shape,

Provenance:
– acquired by previous owner in 2005 from dealer in München,
– Auction Gorny & Mosch, nr. 227 lot nr. 94, 17-12-’14.

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