Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


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


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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