Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 22, 2017


The Augustinus Collection of Ancient Glass

Of the 3rd. to 4th. Century A.D.     Isings form: 26b

↑ 9 cm | Ø 6.3cm | Ø Mouth 3.5cm |



 Technique: Free blown globular body, tooled with 6 ribs, free blown cylindrical neck with diaphragm at bottom made by folding.

 Description: Translucent aubergine colored vessel with 6 vertical ribs; narrow pinched neck; out-splayed rim; rounded; slightly concave base; no pontil mark.

Condition: Good, no cracks, little weathering, some adhering sand.

Remarks: Dateable examples come from Pompeii, Naples Museum, Nijmegen, Museum Het Valkhof/ Kam Museum, Dura Europos, according to Isings, which means the form has been in use over a long period of time.

 Provenance: From a private Dutch collection. First publication.

Reference: Hentrich Collection 1974, p 80, no 74; Auth 1976, p 120, no 148; Bomford Collection 1976, p 29, no 117; Platz-Horster 1976, p 87, no 175; Whitehouse, 2003, CMG vol. III, no 1155, p 151.

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