Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

ROMAN GLASS LENS-SHAPED FLASK

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 5, 2019

These types of flasks have one or two handles applied to shoulder and rim. Rim outsplayed, then turned up and in; neck tapering, splaying gently toward bottom; body circular in front elevation, egg-shaped in vertical section; base with kick.  Mold-blown decoration on body: on front and back, three concentric raised circles surrounded by rosette and raised petals; on sides, two rows of graduated circles with central bosses alternation with pairs of small bosses.  Date: 3rd to 4th century A.D. Ref: David Whitehouse Roman Glass in The Corning Museum of Glass Volume two P. 131 #638

 

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  1. David Giles said, on March 5, 2019 at 6:27 am

    Hi

    This lovely piece ex Breitbart was in my collection up until April 1998 when it was sold in Christies London and bought by Royal Athena galleries. It’s a piece I wished I’d hung on to ! [image: image.png] David G

    On Tue, Mar 5, 2019 at 10:03 AM Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collecti


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