Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 24, 2018



Roman Empire, Eastern Mediterranean or Italy – Date: 1st century AD

Size: 8,6 cm  Ø max. 3,2 cm Ø rim 2,0 cm | Weight 19 gram

Technique: Free blown. Tooled.

Classification: Isings (1957) form 28a; Vessberg (1952) type PL. IX no. 22

Desciption: Transparent  cobalt blue glass. Pear-shaped body. Cylindrical neck with constriction at bottom. Rim folded outward, upward and inward. Flat base. No pontil mark.

Condition: Intact with inside some rests of earth.

Remarks: By the rests of earth inside you can see that the unguentarium was horizontally in the ground.

Provenance: 2006   H. van Rossum, Dordrecht (NL)

Reference: Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum (Hayes, 1975), no. 107; Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass – Vol. I (Whitehouse, 1977), no. 247; Vetri Antichi del Museo Archeologico di Udine (Buora, 2004), no. 180; Ancient Glass and some Egyptian Antiquities – Dos and Bertie Winkel Collection (van Rossum, 2014), no. DOS18.

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