Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 19, 2018

UNGUENTARIUM with knobs of Hans van Rossum

1st century AD | Roman Empire, Size ↑7.7 cm | ø 2.1 cm Weight 12 g

Technique: Free blown, tooled

Description: Bluish green glass, globular body with 20 massive knobs, long cylindrical neck, extremely heavy and flattened rim, folded inward, small opening.

Condition: Intact, was broken and restored

Remarks: A bottle with a body decorated with knobs and shaped like Hercules’ Club is not only unique but exceedingly rare.

Provenance: Antiquities dealer London, April 2018

Before Restoration

After Restoration

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