Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on November 3, 2017

123E Allaire Collection Merovingian Bowl

This hemispherical bowl is of clear transparent light green glass with a furnace-finished rim.  It has a small pontil mark on the underside of the bowl with large tool marks inside in the shape of a circle of small little scars. The bowl is intact and made of sodaglass. Dating from the Merovingian period, bowls of this type have been discovered in Anglo-Saxon graves.

H: 3.8 cm, D: 10.9 cm

D: 6-7th C, Origin: found in Germany

Parallels: Glass of the Dark Ages, Sheppard & Cooper #20, Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, vol. 2 #652

Provenance: Collection of Frank Oosterbaan

Allaire Collection of Glass #123E

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