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Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 13, 2012


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.

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