Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 7, 2021

66R Egyptian Glass Bowl of Allaire Collection

Date: 5th – 6th C. AD Size: H 6.5 cm D 10.5 cm

Description: The form of this bowl is typical of those found at Karanis in Faiyum, Egypt. It was made by free blowing the yellowish green glass into a bell-shaped bowl which sits on a large pad base with crisscross tooling on the exterior. It has a small kick and pontil mark on the base.

Ref: Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass vol. 1 # 107 & #109, Fascinating Fragility, Nico Bijnsdorp, P. 401, The Alfred Wolkenberg Collection, Christies’s July 9, 1991 Lot 74, Verres Antiques et De L’Islam, Juin 3 & 4, 1985 Paris, lot 406, Below a similar bowl from The Windmill Collection of Roman Glass

EGYPTIAN DEEP BOWL of The Windmill Collection of Roman Glass

4th-5th Century AD, Egypt (Fayum)
Size: H = 7.7 cm D = 13.8 cm

Classification: III.A.1(b).1 (Harden, Karanis deep bowl)


Description: Free-blown transparent yellowish-green bowl with applied and tooled foot. Pontil mark.

Provenance: The Alfred Wolkenberg Collection 1991

Ref.: Musée du Louvre II, no.1195, D.Whitehouse I no.107, N.F.Bijnsdorp, no.134

Exhibited: Brookes Memorial Art Gallery (Memphis, Tennessee) 1964, Thermen Museum Heerlen (NL), ‘Roman Glass from Private collections’, 29 April-28 August 2011,, Museum Honig Breethuis Zaandijk (NL), ‘Fascinating luxury from Antiquity’, 12 November 2011-30 January, exp. no 10

Published: Michael Milkovich, Ancient Glass from the Alfred Wolkenberg collection (1964) no.58, P.E.Cuperus, A Collection of Roman Glass 2009, no.113, Romeins Glas uit Particulier bezit (2011)

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