Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

SMALL ROMAN GLASS BOWL

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 13, 2018

SMALL ROMAN GLASS BOWL

The Augustinus Collection of Ancient Glass

Date: 1st to 2nd century A.D. | Isings: form: 42 a/b | Kisa: Formentafel G 417.

Size: ­ 4.4 cm | Ø Mouth : 9.7 cm | Ø Base facet: 6.5cm| ­foot: 1.2 cm | Weight: 69 g  |

 

Description: Small bell-shaped bowl on heavy foot made of transparent glass; rim everted and folded down with rounded lip; base flat with high footring placed in a conical position, rounded as well; pontil mark visible.

Technique: Free blown, rim everted, pushed down and rounded. with footring made by folding; slight constriction where body and footring meet.

Condition: Complete with no cracks or bubbles, sign of time and adhering sand.

Reference: Whitehouse, CMG vol II, no: 646, p 139, formerly in the Strauss Collection. Bomford Collection, Bristol Museum, no: 98, p 26. Called: a common Mediterranean type.

Provenance: From a private dutch collection, previously unpublished.

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