Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

**THE TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART GLASS COLLECTION

The purpose of this page is to highlight the glass collections in museums located in the United States.  Periodically new pages of different museums will be posted here for your interest.

1. The Toledo Museum of Art

Toledo, Ohio

Size of glass collection:  6,800 objects

TMA’s glass collection is one of the most comprehensive and historically significant in the world. From antiquity to the present, you may explore the evolution of glass as an artistic medium. On view in the Glass Pavilion, the glass collection features works of art representing ancient Mediterranean; Islamic; European Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococco; American and European 19th century; and modern and contemporary glass.

Toledo Museum website:  http://www.toledomuseum.org/Art_Glass.htm

The following photos are examples of glass objects from the Museum collection.  Additional pictures can be found in the Study Gallery at:  **GLASS at THE TOLEDO MUSEUM OF ART

Ancient Roman two handled bottle with Zig Zig decoration 4th C AD

Ancient Roman two-handled bottle with zig -zag decoration 4th C AD

Ancient Roman blue carinated Sidonian bottle 1st C. AD

Ancient Roman blue carinated Sidonian bottle 1st C. AD

Ancient Roman mold-blown bottle in shape of a pineapple mid-second half of 1st C. AD

Ancient Roman mold-blown bottle in the shape of a pineapple.     Middle to second half of 1st C. AD

Ancient Roman blown ribbed bowl 1st C. AD

Ancient Roman blown ribbed bowl 1st C. AD

Ancient Roman tall-neck bottle with four handles 4th-5th C. AD

Ancient Roman tall-neck bottle with four handles 4th-5th C. AD

American mold-blown pitcher 1820-1840

American mold-blown pitcher 1820-1840

American conical salt with thick ribbing around the mouth 1800-1850

American conical salt with thick ribbing around the mouth 1800-1850

Islamic beaker with applied verticle ribs 12th 13th C. AD

Islamic beaker with applied vertical ribs .   12th 13th C. AD

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  1. Michelle Harvey said, on December 7, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Greetings from TMA! We’re delighted to be featured on your glass blog. I’d like to give you the correct link to our website, or two rather. Here’s info on our glass collection: http://www.toledomuseum.org/glass-pavilion/glass-at-tma. And here are some samples from our collection: http://www.toledomuseum.org/collection/selections.


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