Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

FLASK WITH WIDE BOTTOM

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 2, 2017

FLASK WITH WIDE BOTTOM

The Augustinus Collection of Ancient Glass

  bottle

H: 18.2 cm. D: 11cm. D-mouth: 3.2 cm. D-base: 6.8 cm.

2nd. to 3rd. century A.D.   Isings form: 88c.

 

 Technique: Free blown; rounded carination; rim rounded; spiral coil applied to the neck; tubular footring made by folding then applied.

Description: Free blown piriform body of transparant white glass; long neck splaying towards the mouth, rim rounded; spiral coil wounded three times around the neck at narrow part above the body; concave bottom; clear pontil mark;

Condition: Intact, some small bubbles, some scratches on outside, white encrustation on the inside from the upper body towards the neck.

Remarks: Wide body with low center of gravity; spiral coil to provide a firm grip.

Provenance: From a private dutch collection.

Reference: Kisa, 1908, Formentafel A, A18. Moirin-Jean, 1913, fig.134. Isings, 1957, form 88c. Vessberg flask group VIII.B.I. Roman glass in Cyprus, Taf. VIII,1. Von Saldern c.s., 1974, no. 660, pp. 225-6. Auth, 1976, p. 124, no 154. Goethert-Polaschek, 1977, form 91, nr.15. Boosen Kassel, 1984, p. 77, no.158. Whitehouse, 2001, CMG vol II. p. 166, pl. 695.

 

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