Small Dark Green Bottle
This precisely shaped globular bottle was probably used for perfume or bath oil. Its delicate proportion and intense dark green color make it a fine example.
This late Roman glass is a colorless pilgrim flask with blue handles. It is called this because of its flattened shape making it easy to slip into a bag carried by a traveler.
H: 13.8 cm
3rd to 4th Century
Published: Solid Liquid Catalogue (#188 p. 103) ex. Shalom Collection
Ref: Kofler Truniger #44, EDE #7-49, Benzian Collection #101, Newark # 171, #459, Mersey Side #A20, Royal Ontario #389, Barakat p. 97
This heat resistant glass tea pot was made by H. C. Fry Glass Company in Rochester, PA. This company made complete dinner sets, tea sets and a large variety of heat-resistant oven glassware from 1916 to 1930 under a license from the Corning Glass Works.
H: 7 inches
Cristallo wine glass has a bell-shaped bowl decorated with gadrooning and a thin clear glass thread circling the center. The tall narrow stem rests on a wide circular foot.
H: 15.3 cm
First half of 17th Century
Ref: Lameris, 1991 #82
Facon de Venise Bowl with White Ribbing
This is a very unusual large facon de Venise bowl in the style of the 17th Century. It was probably made in the 19th or 20th Century. It is made of clear glass with white ribbing sandwiched between two layers “a mezza stampaura”.
H. 10 cm, D. 26 cm
19-20th Century or earlier
Theuerkauff P. 145 #110, Christie’s March28, 2000 Lot 178
This is a blown convex Roman cup with wheel-cut lines and fine horizontal scratches. The scratches may indicate that the exterior may have been lathe-polished. Cups like this are called Hofheim cups after a Rhineland military site where over thirty examples were found. They have also been found in Britain.
H: 5 cm
Mid First Century
English Green Opaque Twist Wine
This green wine has a cup-shaped bowl, set on a knop with three raspberry prunts, above a clear glass stem enclosing a double-series opaque-twist and domed foot.
Ref: Bonhams Nov. 30, 2011 #120, Bonhams Dec. 17, 2008 # 286,
Bickerton # 1155
Sidonian Bottle with Scroll Design
This is a light violet mold-blown bottle with a single light green handle which was probably made in Sidon. Sidon is located in the modern country of Lebanon and has been a glass manufacturing center from the time it was a Phoenician city about 4000 BC. It may be the city where glass was first made. During the Roman period Sidon also continued to be a glass manufacturing center. A large group of these small mold-blown bottles of this type are thought to come from this area and were made in the first Century. Sidonian bottles were made in many different motifs and colors but are all in the general size and shape of this example.
H: 8 cm
First Century A.D.
CF. New Orleans # 52
Poison Bottle with Hobnail Pattern
This poison bottle is in the shape of a half pint Pitkin made using the half post method. Unlike some poison bottles it is made of colorless glass and has no embossed words on it. The only distinguish characteristic that makes it a poison bottle is the hobnail pattern.
H: 4 ¾ inches
This engraved wine glass from now the Czech Republic shows a hound hunting a unicorn. The glass has a conical bowl on a stem made with a merese and knop on a folded foot.
H: 15.5 cm
Engraved Glass: Masterpieces from Holland # 8, Hans Cohn Collection # 239, Bickerton # 13