Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

PRISMANTIC ROMAN GLASS BOTTLES

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 29, 2020

Most of these prismatic bottles were used for storage and shipping.  Mold blowing allowed these glass bottles to be fashioned in square and rectangular shapes for the purpose of saving space in storage and for transporting of liquids. The shape of these bottles were especially suitable to line up together on a shelf.  The square shaped forms made of thick glass were particularly applicable for goods such as olive oil, fish sauce and vinegar of wine.  For shipping these bottles were wrapped in wicker for protection and placed in wooded boxes in preparation for transit.

The following examples are from the private collectors contribute to this blog.

ROMAN GLASS PRISMATIC BOTTLE(active link)

From The Windmill Collection of Roman Glass

 

SMALL PRISMATIC ROMAN GLASS BOTTLES WITHOUT HANDLE(active link)

From The Windmill Collection of Roman Glass

 

OCTAGONAL BOTTLE WITH GREEK INSCRIPTION(active link) of Nico F. Bijnsdorp

 

 

Additional examples from various sources

 

 

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  1. wynkin said, on March 29, 2020 at 9:17 am

    Some beauties there. I love the simplicity of items that were used for everyday things.


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