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American Aquamarine Swirled Glass Bowl

Posted in CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 27, 2014

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

90A Aquamarine Swirled Bowl

90A Aquamarine Swirled Bowl

ROMAN GLASS CANDLESTICK BALSAMARIUM

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 12, 2014

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

32r-candlestick-balsamarium

32 R Candlestick balsamarium

Merovingian Palm Cup

Posted in 3. European Glass, Anglo-Saxon Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 6, 2014

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

114E Merovingian Palm Cup

114E Merovingian Palm Cup

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