Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 14, 2016

Bottle with Chain Decoration

 This green glass flask is unusual due to the elaborate chain decoration, a late Roman motif, which was transitional into the early Islamic styling.  The bottle was made by blowing molten glass into the vessel shape, applying trails which were then pinched to forming the chain decoration. The neck of the vessel is rather elongated giving way to a wide funnel mouth topped by a thick rounded rim.

H: 13.3 cm

Date: 5th-6th Century Late Roman Period

Pittsburg # 190, Luzern # 448, Paris# 513

49R Late Roman Bottle with Chain Decoration 5-6th C

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