Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 26, 2021

32R TALL CANDLESTICK BALSAMARIUM of the Allaire collection



Height: 18.5 cm Weight: 52 g  Date: 2-3rd century

Remarks: This ordinary utilitarian blown bottle of pale green glass from the second century takes on an extraordinary appearance.  Weathering has left a beautiful iridescence over virtually the entire glass object. It has a two faint wheel-cut lines circling the body.  The vessel, used for perfume, was designed with a long neck inhibiting evaporation of the precious liquid within.

Condition: Intact with iridescent weathering.

Reference: Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery, Susan Matheson, 1980 #157, Ancient Glass in the Museum of Fine Arts, Axel von Saldern, Boston, 1968 #47, Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum, The Elihu Dobkin Collection and Other Gifts, Yael Israeli, The Israel Museum Jerusalem, 2003 #254

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