Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

Aubergine Two-Handled Bottle

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 13, 2016

It is from the earlier glass core-form and pottery shapes prior to the First Century that this vessel takes its shape.  The ancient aryballos was a popular shape and copied widely after glass blowing was invented.  This example was beautifully executed using auberegine glass with delicate blue handles and was used as a container for perfume.

H: 8 cm

First Century

Oppenlander #541, Royal Ontario #122

25R Aubergine Two-Handled Bottle

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