Roman Ribbed Glass Bowl
The early cast ribbed bowls of the Hellenistic Period were simulated in the First Century by blown bowls with pinched ribs. This example is made of clear colorless glass with no decoration and seems to be rarer then the colored decorated bowls of this type. It was probably made in Northern Italy.
H: 6 cm
Ref: Oppenlander #264 & #265
Frankish Green Glass Goblet
This Frankish green glass stemmed goblet has roughly a cylindrical body tapering outward toward the top with horizontal swirls near edge of lip. The narrow stem foot was made separately then connected. This type of goblet is also found in late Roman glass.
H: 10 cm
5th to 7th Century
Ref: not found
American Chestnut Bottle
Free blown American chestnut bottles were made in great quantities by most of the early glass shops from about 1750 to 1850. They were mostly made of the natural color of glass which is different shades green to brown. The name chestnut is based on the bulbous and flattened shape. The bottles typically are 4 to 9 inches however some are as small as 2 inches and large as demijohns and carboys. Similar chestnut flasks were made in Germany in the 18th-19th century. Ref: Kechum p. 5,11, McKearin Plate 225, Spillman II #45
The three examples from the Allaire collections are:
05A Chestnut Bottle H: 5 7/8″
This is a dark olive green American chestnut bottle with pushed-up base. Plain applied lip.
25A Chestnut Bottle H: 5 ½ inches
This free blown American chestnut bottle is olive green with pushed-up base and plain applied lip.
33A Chestnut Bottle H: 5 ½ inches
This light olive green American chestnut bottle has a high kick and plain applied lip.
American Pepper Sauce Bottle
This beautiful bottle contained a condiment that was a spicy hot sauce made from Tabasco peppers, vinegar, and salt. Pepper Sauce was used to season tainted meat that was slightly spoiled due to the lack of refrigeration. Small cylindrical shaped bottles were carried by Civil War soldiers. One of the first pepper sauces to be made commercially was by Edmund McIlhenny (1815-1890), a New Orleans banker. The brand was Tabasco Sauce.
H: 8 inches
Mid to late 19th Century
Ref: CF. Ketchum 1975 p. 141
Roman Two-Handled Bottle with Trailing
Pale yellow-green glass was used to create this two-handled bottle. The un-marvered threads wound around the body demonstrate a common decoration used by First Century glass makers. The slightly out-turned mouth and pad foot combine to enhance the pleasing proportions of this bottle. The shape and decoration of this example are typical of pieces made during this period.
H: 13 cm
Ref: Oppenlander #644, Paris Sale #157
Roman Glass Aryballos
This two-handled globular flask was used for carrying oil to the public baths during the first centuries of the Roman Empire. Many of the remaining examples still have the bronze rings or chains attached to the handles. This example is not typical of the more common heavy aryballoi, but is thinly blown and has a delicacy which is enhanced by its fine proportions and silvery weathering.
H: 7.5 cm
Late First or Second Century
Ref: Pittsburg #123, Paris Sale #277
Hexagonal Roman Bottle
The olive-green color of this hexagonal bottle and its diminutive size make it an unusual example. Probably made in the Second or Third Century, it differs from the later Byzantine types by its thinly blown sides and precise mold markings on the bottom. The base of the vessel is molded in relief with six spokes radiating from a central boss, each termination with a raised dot. It has been suggested that this type may have been made in the Western Provinces
H: 9 cm
Second to Third Century
Swirled Roman Glass Sprinkler Flask
A series of mold-blown sprinkler flasks having a closed off dropper mouth were created during the Third and Fourth Centuries. Such vessels exhibit a similarity in shape with a few variations in design. The swirled ribbing of this piece is typical, but the treatment of the mouth is not. Here the more common funnel-mouth is replaced with a tooled collar, suggesting a later date of manufacture into the Fourth Century.
H: 7.5 cm
Ref: Antonaras, Fire and Sand: Ancient Glass in the Princeton University Art Museum, Anastassios C. Antonaras, 2012 #111
Small Green Glass Roemer
This is a beautiful example of a light green glass Roemer where proportion and execution are masterfully done. It has a small rounded bowl with an open stem decorated with raspberry prunts and connected to a spiral foot made from a glass thread. It may be from the Netherlands.
H: 11.5 cm
Ref: Glass Source Book p. 65
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