This spherical flask was blown from colorless glass. Around the body are several wheel-cut bands. The long tubular neck ends with a collared rim. The piece is intact and has a beautiful bluish green iridescence.
H: 19.7 cm
2nd -3rd Century AD
Ref: Loudmer, Kevorkian, 1985, Collection Monsieur D # 336
ROMAN MINIATURE TREFOIL-LIPPED JUG of Hans van Rossum
4th century AD | Eastern Mediterranean Size↑6.0 cm | ø 2.8 cm | Weight 14 g
Technique: Mold-blown, neck and rim free blown; handle applied
Description: Transparent brownish yellow glass for the body, neck and mouth, pale green to colorless glass for the handle. Body mold-blown and decorated with vertical ribbing. Cylindrical neck and trefoil mouth. Handle applied on top of the shoulder, drawn up to form a thumb-rest, after that attached at the back of the trefoil mouth. Slightly indented base. No pontil mark.
Condition: Intact, colorful iridescence
Provenance:Collection C .A. Hessing, Laren (NL) 1997, formed in the 1990s, collection number 44 London art market, Sheppard & Cooper Ltd. 1994 no. 85
Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), Romeins Glas, geleend uit particulier bezit, no. 100 29 April – 28 Augustus 2011
Reference: A Collection of Ancient Glass 500 BC – 500 AD., P.L.W. Arts no. 80 The Constable-Maxwell Collection of Ancient Glass no. 16 Fascinating Fragility, a Private Collection of Ancient Glass, N. F. Bijnsdorp no. NFB 129
24R DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM
This elegantly free-blown slender shape is emphasized by the most delicate threaded design which wraps around the entire form. The originally light blue-green glass has developed a brilliant iridescence patina over its surface. Balsamaria from this period were manufactured in single, double and the more elaborate quadruple designs and it is assumed that they were all used for cosmetics.
H: 12 cm
4th. to 5th. Century AD
Kof 21, PA 433, N 486
This Gallo-Roman beaker was made in the beginning of the Migration Period in the Western Provinces. The elegantly formed beaker is made of light olive green glass and stands on a conical base ring. Intact. Ex: Martin Wunsch collection, NYC.
H: 11.5 cm
D: 4th –Early 5th Century AD
Ref: David Whitehouse, Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, Volume 1, #177 P.115, Sotheby’s Nov 20 1987 Lot 133, #81, Memoires de Verre, # 74 P. 40, Verreries Antiques der Musee de Picardie # 319 P. 5
This bottle has a cylindrical shape with a flat base and a Codd stopper inside. It is embossed with the words: Demerara Ice House, Proprietors D’Aguiar Bros and a trade mark of a hand with a heart on it. Demerara Ice House Hotel, is located in Georgetown, Guyana, and was purchased by the D’Aguiar Brothers around 1907. It is called a Codd Bottle because of this type of closure in the neck. Hiram Codd, an English engineer in 1872, patented a bottle filled under gas pressure which pushed a marble against a rubber washer in the neck, creating a perfect seal. It was mainly used for mineral effervescent water.
H: 9 inches
D: 1907 or later
This early type of Wald glass is called a Berkemeyer. It has a flaring bowl on a prunted stem with pinched foot ring. Found in Germany. To view all the Roemers and Wald glass in this collection click here.
H: 9 cm
2nd Half of 16th C.
Rijksmuseum # 171
MEROVINGIAN TRAILED BEAKER
This is a Frankish (Merovingian) glass beaker with fine trailing. The piece is made from bubbly glass with a slight green tinge and has a bell-shaped body on a small circular pad base. At the top there is a splayed lip and below it there is a neck band of fine trailing. Intact. Ex Martin Wunsch collection, NYC.
There is a similar glass beaker in our collection 54E Frankish or Merovingian Beaker .
H: 10.3 cm
D: 5-6th Century AD
Ref: Vera I. Evison, Catalogue of Anglo-Saxon Glass in the British Museum, Plate 3 #49 P. 131
Bottle with Spectacle Decoration
This is a Roman flask of colorless glass. It has a spherical body with a pushed-in bottom, a tubular neck constricted slightly at the base, and a rounded rim. Fine trails of aquamarine glass were wound around the neck and body, then crimped into a festoon pattern. This spectacle decoration was popular during the late Roman & Byzantine periods.
H: 10.5 cm
Stern# 162, Israel Museum p. 53
16R AUBERGINE JAR
This globular short-neck jar with a funnel-mouth is a common 4th-5th Century shape. Many of the jars manufactured during this period have a variety of decorations such as pinched ribs, indentations and zig-zag trailing. Those having two or more handles were primarily found in the Eastern Mediterranean area. This jar with pale green handles on an aubergine body is a color combination seen frequently. Jar is intact.
H: 9.5 cm D: 8 cm
4th.-5th Century AD
Barakat #GF 86, p 103
Auth 1976 #469
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