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Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 22, 2015

Monochrome Ribbed Glass Bowl

67R Roman ribbed glass bowl

67R Roman ribbed glass bowl


67R Roman ribbed glass bowl

67R Roman ribbed glass bowl

This broad shallow ribbed bowl was probably made in the Syro-Palestinian area or Italy. It is of pale blue-green glass and made from a thick round disc. The ribs were formed hot with a pincer tool and then the disc was slumped into a bowl shape over a form. The exterior shows the 23 ribs set vertically on the body which along with the rim was fire polished. After being annealed and cooled the interior of the bowl was rotary polished and two incised concentric circles made.

Date: 1st C. BC to 1st C. AD
H: 4.5 cm
D: 15 cm

Ref: The Fascination of Ancient Glass #18, Glass: The Eighth Wonder of the World #22, Fire and Sand Ancient Glass in the Princeton University Art Museum #19, The Bomford Collection #33, Toledo Museum of Art, Early Ancient Glass #339, Fascinating Fragility, Nico F. Bijnsdorp, P.52, Roman and Early Byzantine Glass, Hans van Rossum, P. 19


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 13, 2015

Egyptian Glass Bowl of Allaire Collection

66R Egyptian Glass Bowl from Karanis' 5-6th Century

66R Egyptian Glass Bowl from Karanis’ 5-6th Century

Date: 5th – 6th C. AD

H: 6.5 cm D: 10.5 cm

Description: The form of this bowl is typical of those found at Karanis in Faiyum, Egypt. It was made by free blowing the yellowish green glass into a bell-shaped bowl which sits on a large pad base with crisscross tooling on the exterior. It has a small kick and pontil mark on the base. A similar glass can be found on this site at EGYPTIAN DEEP BOWL of  A Private Dutch Collection of Roman Glass

Ref: Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass vol. 1 # 107 & #109, Fascinating Fragility, Nico Bijnsdorp, P. 401, The Alfred Wolkenberg Collection, Christies’s July 9, 1991 Lot 74, Verres Antiques et De L’Islam, Juin 3 & 4, 1985 Paris, lot 406

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