Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on November 6, 2019

Free blown yellowish prismatic Roman bottle


The Windmill Collection of Roman Glass


Date: Mid 1st -2nd Century AD From: Northern Italy, possibly Asia Minor Size:  H = 12.5 cm D = 7.5 cm

Description: Free blown medium sized yellowish-olive colored prismatic bottle with rounded shoulders. Flattened bottom rises slightly in the middle, no base mark. Two-ribbed handle applied on shoulder and attached to the neck and rim.

Classification: Isings (1957) form 50a

Condition: Completely intact

Remark: Prismatic bottles in this color are rare.

References: Toledo Museum of Art (darker, longer neck (Cyprus); Museo Vetrario di Murano, (same form, bluish-green

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  1. wynkin said, on November 6, 2019 at 5:24 am

    Amazing, very modern design. Were there many square shaped glass vessels in this era?

  2. Allaire Collection of Glass said, on November 6, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Yes many. These types of bottle where used for shipping.

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