American Aquamarine Swirled Glass Bowl
This is small aquamarine swirled clear glass dish or bowl. It is shaped more like an early palm cup with the lip curving slightly inward.
H: 2 inches, Dia.: 4 inches
D: 20th Century
TALL CANDLESTICK BALSAMARIUM
A utilitarian bottle from the second century takes on an extraordinary appearance. Weathering has left a beautiful iridescence over virtually the entire piece of glass. This vessel, used for perfume, was designed with a long neck inhibiting evaporation of the precious liquid within.
H: 18.5 cm
2-3rd C AD
Cf. Yale #157. Boston #47, Israel Museum #254
Merovingian Palm Cup
This is a Frankish (Merovingian) palm cup of light green glass. The cup has the characteristic rounded form at the bottom and a rounded rim. Ex: Martin Wunsch collection, NYC.
H: 6.5 cm, Dia. 10 cm
Date: 600-800 AD
Ref: Verres Antiques et de L’Islam: Ancienne Collection de Monsieur D. (Auction at Hotel, 1985 lot 519), Catalogue of Anglo-Saxon Glass in the British Museum Vera I. Evison, P. 140 # 95