Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


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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