Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

AUBERGINE TWO HANDLED ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 9, 2020

25R Aubergine two handled bottle of Allaire collection

Date: First Century, H: 8cm

Remarks: It is from the earlier glass core-form and pottery shapes prior to the First Century that this vessel takes its shape.  The ancient aryballos was a popular shape and copied widely after glass blowing was invented.  This example was beautifully executed using aubergine glass with delicate blue handles. It may have been used as a container for perfume.

Ref:  Glaser der Antike, Sammlung Erwin Oppenlander, Axel von Saldern #541. Now in J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa., Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum, John Hayes, 1975 #12, Hans van Rossum collection and the Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen collection (below)

 

THIN-WALLED ARYBALLOS( active link) of  Hans van Rossum collection

 

Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen collection

 

 

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