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CAST AND CUT BOWLS FROM 500BC-400BC

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 25, 2018

CAST AND CUT BOWLS FROM 500BC-400BC

Dating: The production of these glass bowls, colorless or pale green to olive green are attributed to the period of the Achaemenid dynasty in Persia (559-330 BC).

Description: The forms of the glass bowls are copied from the Achaemenid silver and bronze shapes. They feature either embossed fluting, rosettes of pointed leaves or lobed designs on both deep and shallow bowls with flaring rims.  The shallower bowls are called phiales.

Technique: The technique of manufacture was possibly the lost-wax casting method using the finest quality glass available. Many of these bowls show signs of being cut on the exterior and also polished on both surfaces.

The following bowl drawings are from, Early Ancient Glass, Toledo Museum of Art, 1989, David Grose

Achaemenid Bowls

Metal Prototypes

 

Achaemenid Glass Bowls

 

RHODIAN CAST MONOCHROME BOWL of  Nico F. Bijnsdorp

(This bowl fits better into the Achaemenid group because it is deeper (3.7 cm) then the shallow phialai bowls.)

Rhodian cast monochrome bowl

Rhodian cast monochrome bowl

HELLENISTIC CAST, SLUMPED, CUT GLASS BOWL of David Giles

Hellenistic cast, slumped, cut bowl top

Hellenistic cast, slumped, cut bowl bottom

Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers

Getty Villa, side view –

Getty Villa, bottom view

 

The State Hermitage Museum

 

Phiale Bowls: Metal Prototypes

Phiale Glass Bowls

Toledo Museum of Art

 

Corning Museum of Glass

 

 

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