Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


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


The Augustinus Collection of Ancient Glass


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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