Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 5, 2020


Date: 4th century AD | Eastern Mediterranean Size: ↑8.3 cm (including handle) | ø 4.7 cm (body) | Weight 50 g

Technique: Free blown, handle applied

Condition: Intact, iridescence

Description: Transparent, thick and turquoise-bluish colored glass; flared body. Rim fire-polished.  A heavy coil for the handle, made of dark green glass; applied on rim, drawn up and down, making an arc and attached to opposite side of the rim. Base flattened with no traces of a pontil.

Provenance: Artemis Gallery Ancient Art, USA 31 January 2008 Ex private New York Collection, acquired 1960s; and thence by descent

Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), Romeins Glas, geleend uit particulier bezit, exp. no. 263 April 29 – 28 August 2011

Reference: Archaeological Center Tel Aviv, auction 54, 27 March 2013 lot 280 Fascinating Fragility, a Private Collection of Ancient Glass, N. F. Bijnsdorp 2010 no. NFB, 072 Archaeological Center Tel Aviv, auction 30, 15 October 2003 lot 180 Gläser der Antike, Sammlung Oppenländer, A. von Salder & B. Nolte 1974 no. 600 Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, accession no. X. 21.214

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  1. Nishiyama Toru said, on October 5, 2020 at 5:11 am

    First time to see this kind of vessel with handle. The color is also nice. Thanks for sharing this piece.

  2. wynkin said, on October 5, 2020 at 5:50 am

    That’s a beauty.

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