Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

6. David Giles

David Giles Biography

I became fascinated with Ancient Art during many business visits to Mediterranean countries in the 1980’s and 1990’s, when, in my spare time, I took the opportunity to visit many archaeological sites and museums. Out of this grew a special interest in ancient and antique glass, both as a collector and a student of the subject and I became a member of the International Association for the History of Glass and The Glass Circle. I wrote an article for Glass Circle News on collecting ancient glass and I will be pleased to email on request an electronic copy of this article with illustrations.  As a collector I have focussed mainly on the period from earliest glass of the Mesopotamians and Egyptians through to Byzantine with some later Medieval and Venetian. Over time I have tended more towards rare and special pieces even if repaired, or sometimes only fragments. I spent many years building up my own library of books on glass. In the process I discovered how difficult it was to find many of the important works, as they are long out of print. As a result, I decided to offer a service to academics, museums and collectors by supplying books on ancient and antique glass and have spent many years building up the stock before launching the service. The books can be seen on my website www.gilesancientart.com.  My  EMail is davidggiles@gmail,com.

Examples from his collection of ancient glass:

To get more information on each of the objects click on the title above the picture.

CORE-FORMED AMPHORISKOS (perfume bottle)

A LARGE SHALLOW ROMAN GLASS BOWL

PRUNTED MEDIEVAL GLASS BEAKER

PRUNTED MEDIEVAL GLASS BEAKER

PRUNTED MEDIEVAL GLASS BEAKER

HELLENISTIC CAST GLASS KANTHAROS

Hellenistic cast glass Kantharos

Hellenistic cast glass Kantharos

VENETIAN GLASS DISH

VENETIAN GLASS DISH

EGYPTIAN FLORAL GLASS INLAYS

EGYPTIAN FLORAL GLASS INLAYS OR PLAQUES

EGYPTIAN FLORAL GLASS INLAYS OR PLAQUES

OPAQUE BLUE ROMAN BUD VASE

OPAQUE BLUE ROMAN GLASS BUD VASE

GALLO-ROMAN GLASS JUG WITH TRAILING

HELLENISTIC CAST, SLUMPED, CUT GLASS BOWL

ROMAN GREEN GLASS CINERARY URN WITH LID

Roman Cinerary Jar 1

What happened to the Cinzano Glass collection ?

 

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