Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 18, 2020

21R Amber Roman Bottle of the Allaire Glass Collection

Date: First Century Height: 11.5 cm


Remark: During the First Century, glass artists were using colored glass to a great extent.  The most popular colors used were blue, aubergine and amber.  This bottle is a simple globular shape decorated with a thin white trail spiraling around the body and bottom of the base.


Ref: Was part of the Oppenlander collection of Roman glass #646.  Now in J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa. (pictured below),  Illustrated Dictionary of Glass page #309 blue Roman glass bottle with white threads. In the collection of Wheaton Colleage Norton, MA. Also in the collection of Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen

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