Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

Aubergine Two-Handled Roman Bottle

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 1, 2018

25R Aubergine Two-Handled Roman Bottle Date:First Century  H: 8 cm

Remark: It is from the earlier glass core-form and pottery shapes prior to the First Century that this vessel takes its shape.  The ancient aryballos was a popular shape and copied widely after glass blowing was invented.  This example was beautifully executed using auberegine glass with delicate blue handles and was used as a container for perfume.

Ref: Oppenlander #541, Royal Ontario #122

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