Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 4, 2021

Gallo-Roman Bottle with Thread Decoration


The Windmill Collection of Roman Glass

Date: 4th Century AD,  North France, possibly Alsace-Lorraine Size: ↑ 18.0 cm,  Ø 12.5 cm

Classification: Isings (1957), form 104b (variant)

Condition: Intact

Description: Free-blown transparent bottle of thin glass in light olive green shade with slightly squat spherical body. From the shoulders, the neck rises smoothly ending in a flared mouth. Just below the rim, a fine thread in the same color is applied with six turns. The same thread is also attached at the bottom of the neck on the shoulders (7x). Above the slightly concave bottom, with pontil-rest, a third thin wire is attached wider apart, just as with the neck twisted 6 times.

Reference: Historisches Museum Basel (5th Century)

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