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ROMAN GLASS SIMPULUM

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 11, 2019

Roman glass simpulum From The Windmill Collection of Roman Glass

Date: 1st – early 2nd  Century A.D. ,  Adriatic Sea area Size: H =  7.4 → 10.0  cm, D = 5.7 c

Condition: completely intact

Classsification: Höricht 1995, form 17

Description: Translucent blue green free-blown glass. The wall of the body runs slightly bent from the folded edge to the applied foot, slightly welling up in the middle of the bottom. There is no pontil mark. The separately applied handle, fluttering wider on one side on the edge, initially runs straight up. From approx. 7 cm nodded twice and then with a bend culminating in a narrower end.

Remarks: Glass simpula or serving spoons are rare. The few glass ladles known from the literature all have an upright grip. The shape of the handle of this one is fairly unique, because the glass blower has, with a number of curves, ensured that this simpulum can also be hung up.  The glass serving spoon is derived from bronze and silver examples, probably mainly made in the Pompeii area. Like the bronze one in the House of Menander and the silver simpulum in the Casa di Lucius Habonius Primus, both with an inward-facing end of the handle for hanging. The dimensions of the glass serving spoons are generally considerably smaller than those of the bronze and silver ones.

Simpula were also depicted on the coins of Roman Emperors in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. As one of the seven priest attributes of the Emperor in his function as Pontifex Maximus. Special is also a picture on a bronze coin of Empress Lucilla Augusta (163-189 AD) where on the other side is Vesta, Goddess of hearth, home and family, near an altar with a simpulum and a palladium in her hand. The Vestal Virgins lived together in a house near the Forum (Atrium Vestae), supervised by the Pontifex Maximus.

References: I Vetri Romani di Ercolane (Höricht); Magiche Transparenze, I vetri  dell’antica Albingaunum (Massabo); The Augustinus Collection of Ancient Glass (active link), Hans van Rossum (active link), Roman Glass of Slovenia (Lazar); Roman & Early Byzantine Glass,

Provenance: Private collection Lezoux (Lyon), S.E. France

ROMAN GLASS SIMPULUM

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on November 13, 2017

ROMAN GLASS SIMPULUM of the The Augustinus Collection of Ancient Glass  and co-author  Hans van Rossum

First century AD. | From Aquileia or Adriatic Area |  Höricht forma: 17 |

Size: ↑10.81 cm | ↑Cup: 3.0 cm | ø Cup 7.51 cm | Weight: 38 g|

Technique: Free-blown cup; rim outsplayed, turned down and inward; handle tooled and applied, bent backwards at the top and a small surplus tip folded again; no pontil mark.

Description: Yellow-green, almost white transparant glass; with iridescence and encrustation. Cup mended from 12 parts; handle in one piece; at the end of the handle a smal triangle of glass is folded over as if forming the head of a cobra snake; a very small piece of the tongue or face seems to be broken or cut off.

Condition: Complete and uncleaned, heavy brownish encrustation; the cup once was broken into many pieces, mended in the past and professionally consolidated by Restaura, Heerlen (NL) in 2017.

Remarks:  Excitare fluctus in simpulo. ‘A storm in a teapot’ in translation from the latin, is a reference to the Simpulum in general, probably for the connotation of the instrument as a laddle to tranfer or to stir liquid with.

The true importance of the instrument though is, that it belongs to the seven priestly implements of the Pontifex Maximus. In other words, the Simpulum is a special instrument to be used only by the Emperor or Caesar, from Augustan times on, in his function of Pontifex Maximus, as is proven by coins and other imagery on which the ladle occurs, such as the exceptional beautiful blue and white glass cameo from Cologne, now in the Römisch-Germanisches Museum Cologne, Germany (inv. Nr. 72,153).*See additional information below.

Provenance: From a private dutch collection. Probably from Aquileia, or near the Adriatic coast. Previously unpublished. Rare, several examples are known to be in exsistence.

Reference: ROMAN SIMPULUM of  Hans van Rossum, Haevernick, 1977/1981, Modioli, p.367, plate 2., Höricht, 1995, I vetri Romani di Ercolano, Tav. XXVII nos. 2342, 2345, 2347., Lierke, 1999, von Zabern, Antike Glastopferei, Ein vergessenes Kapitel der Glasgeschichte, ISBN: 3-8053- 2442-1. Lazar, 2003, Roman Glass of Slovenia, p 23, from Emona, Mestni muzej Ljubljana. ISBN: 961-6500-18-X.

*Read more about this rare object click on this live link

ROMAN GLASS SIMPULUM (Continued from another page)

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on November 11, 2016

ROMAN GLASS SIMPULUM (Continued from another page)

(To read the first part about this rare object click on this live link)

* Cameo, ↑ 3.7cm, 37 BC, Römisch-Germanisches Museum Cologne (inv. Nr. 72,153).

 

On this rectangular image of small proportion (↑ 3.7cm) are depicted: the laddle or simpulum, the snake with a nimbus**, the staff or Lituus, the tripod, with underneath the hens of the Sibyllic Oracle, representing the Quindecimviri Sacris Faciundis, the fifteen men who were allowed to interpret the Sibyllic Oracle and of which the emperor Augustus became a member in the year 37 BC, ten years before his inauguration.

** Nimbus: A shining cloud sometimes surrounding a deity when on earth.

Meaning:

Ad1: The symbol of the snake, – coming up from it’s curled position, simplified as a cup with long handle ending as a cobra head -, is a reference to the birth of Augustus, who’s mother Atia did become pregnant from a snake during a sleep in the sanctuary of Apollo, near the Marcellus Theater built by Caesar. Augustus, ‘son of a snake’, is a personification of a better time to come. And indeed, the era of emperor Augustus (27BC-14AD) did bring about change and prosperity.

Ad2: The tripod, as a symbol of the Quindecimviri Sacris Faciundis, is known to belong to both Apollo and Dionysos, and the snake does function as intermediary between the two opposite powers. The bleu and white cameo was presented by Rosemarie Lierke, Erika

Simon and Erika Zwierlein-Diehl as an collaboration of ideas to the book: Antike Glastopferei, Ein vergessenes Kapitel der Glasgeschichte.

Ad 3.The size of the glass simpulum is rather small in comparison to bronze and silver versions, probably because of its religious and symbolic function. T.E. Haevernick suggests that the glass simpulum was used in connection to the Modiolus and that a concentration of production, though small in numbers, can be found in the adriatic area. Concerning date of production, it might be placed in the First century, for the simpulum, as one of the (7) priestly implements belonging to the Pontifex Maximus appears on the coins of Augustus (27 B.C.–14 A.D.) Caligula (37-41 A.D) and Vespasianus (69-79 A.D.).

Ad 4. Two different types of Simpula are being described by Höricht in I vetri Romani di Ercolano, 1995 as forma 17. Firstly the simpulum with trailed decoration around the outside of the cup, secondly the simpulum that does not carry any decoration as the version presented above.

– A third version that carries a horizontally attached handle to the cup can be regarded as a so-called ‘Trulla’, a glass version of the legionairs bronze casserole, is in existence, but is out of context and of no meaning in this story.

Ad 3. Several examples are known to be in existence. Höricht lists the examples from Herculaneum (Italian: Ercolano)  and Pompeii of 9 in total, another example from Tipasa in Mauretanium, North Africa, a white example is listed in the St. Louis Art Museum, one from Vitadurum dated at the end of the first century AD, another coming from Samaria in the Collection of van Hans van Rossum, also dated towards the end of the century, and this one in The Augustinus Collection of Ancient glass in the Netherlands, most likely from after the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. (79AD).

Aureus of Nero (50-54). Reverse Four implements, the Simpulum, the Tripod, Lituus and Patera.

NOTES:

  1. Lituus, the staff, representing the Augures.
  2. Secespita, knife to slaughter animals and extract entrails.
  3. Aspergillum, to sprinkle holy water on the flesh.
  4. Simpulum, or simpuvium, a ladle to stirr or to transfer liquid for Libation, representing the Pontifices, who’s leader is the Pontifex Maximus: the Ceasar, i.e. Augustus.
  5. Praefericulum, ewer to pour liquids from, sometimes replaced by a Modiolus.
  6. Patera, round shallow dish to place entrails on; the symbol represents the Septemviri.
  7. Apex, in origin the olivetwig on the hat of the Flamen, a roman priest; later t the hat in totality was called the Apex of the Pontifex Maximus.

ROMAN SIMPULUM

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 24, 2016

ROMAN SIMPULUM of  Hans van Rossum

ROMAN SIMPULUM

Second half of 1st century – early 2nd century AD | Israel, found in Samaria

Size↑11.5 cm | ø 7.2 cm | Weight 56 g

Technique: Free blown, foot applied; tooled

Description: Transparent green glass, heavy and hollow outward folded rim, body set on a base-ring. The end of the handle made in the form of a snake-head. (Cobra) No pontil scar.

ROMAN SIMPULUM HANDLE

Condition:Some cracks in lower part of the body, professionally consolidated by Restaura – Haelen (NL) 2010. An overall good condition.

Remarks: A simpulum was used by a priest to ladle the wine out of a barrel into the patera or phiale and to pour wine over the head of a sacrificial animal before the augur examined the entrails for signs. It also belonged to the four attributes depicting on the backside of coins of Roman emperors, together with the lituus (R), the oinochoe (M) and the aspergillum (sprinkler). Most of the simpula were made of bronze or silver. Important production of silver examples in the area of Pompeii. A glass simpulum is rare.

Simpulum depicted on the backside of coins of Roman emperors

Simpulum depicted on the backside of coins of Roman emperors

Provenance: Jerusalem art market 2008

Published: Romeins Glas uit particulier bezit, J. van der Groen & H. van Rossum 2011, p. 133

Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), Romeins Glas, geleend uit particulier bezit, no. 269 29 April – 28 August 2011

Reference: Magiche Trasparenze, I vetri dell’antica Albingaunum, B. Massabò no. 76 for an identical example Vetri antichi di raccolte concordiesi e polesane, A. Larese & E. Zerbinatti, no. 15 p.  I Vetri Romani di Ercolano, L.A.S. Höricht, Tav. XXVII nos. 2342, 2345 and 2347 Rimsko steklo Slovenije, the Roman Glass of Slovenia, I. Lazar p. 23 C

ROMAN SIMPULUM

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 13, 2016

ROMAN SIMPULUM of  Hans van Rossum

ROMAN SIMPULUM

Second half of 1st century – early 2nd century AD | Israel, found in Samaria

Size↑11.5 cm | ø 7.2 cm | Weight 56 g

Technique: Free blown, foot applied; tooled

Description: Transparent green glass, heavy and hollow outward folded rim, body set on a base-ring. The end of the handle made in the form of a snake-head. (Cobra) No pontil scar.

ROMAN SIMPULUM HANDLE

Condition:Some cracks in lower part of the body, professionally consolidated by Restaura – Haelen (NL) 2010. An overall good condition.

Remarks: A simpulum was used by a priest to ladle the wine out of a barrel into the patera or phiale and to pour wine over the head of a sacrificial animal before the augur examined the entrails for signs. It also belonged to the four attributes depicting on the backside of coins of Roman emperors, together with the lituus (R), the oinochoe (M) and the aspergillum (sprinkler). Most of the simpula were made of bronze or silver. Important production of silver examples in the area of Pompeii. A glass simpulum is rare.

Simpulum depicted on the backside of coins of Roman emperors

Simpulum depicted on the backside of coins of Roman emperors

Provenance: Jerusalem art market 2008

Published: Romeins Glas uit particulier bezit, J. van der Groen & H. van Rossum 2011, p. 133

Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), Romeins Glas, geleend uit particulier bezit, no. 269 29 April – 28 August 2011

Reference: Magiche Trasparenze, I vetri dell’antica Albingaunum, B. Massabò no. 76 for an identical example Vetri antichi di raccolte concordiesi e polesane, A. Larese & E. Zerbinatti, no. 15 p.  I Vetri Romani di Ercolano, L.A.S. Höricht, Tav. XXVII nos. 2342, 2345 and 2347 Rimsko steklo Slovenije, the Roman Glass of Slovenia, I. Lazar p. 23 C

7. The Augustinus Collection of Ancient Glass

Posted in by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 1, 2021

The Augustinus Collection of Ancient Glass

 Nearly seventy pieces in this collection of Ancient and Roman Glass, of approximately a hundred, came to the family by descent in 1968, after the death of an uncle, a priest and scholar in Ancient Language and Philosophy. In the nineteen forties and throughout the fifties he was – spending most of his time in contemplation – stationary in Nijmegen (Noviomagus), Rome, Cologne and for a period of time in Israel.

It seems he collected what came his way and was offered to him at a reasonable price, from dealers as well collectors. He did trade pottery for glass. His knowledge grew with the years, as he once stated, and books of Kisa, Moirin-Jean and Fremersdorf were to be found in his modest library. Thus the collection varies from Ancient Glass to Roman Glass, especially from the first three centuries A.D., into the fourth to sixth century. Most of the examples are in unrestored and uncleaned condition. Form and historical meaning had his interest more than the aesthetic look.

In later life, as a Rector of a Gymnasium, he used his collection to demonstrate his students the essentials of ancient life and philosophy. For many years the glass was kept in boxes and moved from place to place before anyone of the family started working on the scarcely written details that came with the collection.

Examples below are from the AcoaG.

Click on title to read explanatory text to the glass:

OIL LAMP WITH THREE LOOPED HANDLES

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ISLAMIC GLASS MEDALLION WITH SIMURGH AND RIDER

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TWO GLASS UNGUENTARIA FROM PERSIA

ROMAN GLASS JAR WITH HUNTING SCENE

SMALL ROMAN GLASS JAR

 

LONG FUSIFORM UNGUENTARIUM

ROMAN GLASS GUTTUS FROM COLOGNE

FOUR PERSIAN GLASS UNGUENTARIA

ROMAN GLASS BEAKER FROM THE RHINELAND

ROMAN VICTORY BEAKER

ROMAN GLASS PILGRIM-FLASK

SMALL ROMAN GLASS BOWL

ROMAN GLASS HEAD FLASK

SPRINKLER FLASK OR GUTTUS

CYLINDRICAL ROMAN BOTTLE FLASK WITH FLARING RIM

ROMAN JUG WITH OVOID BODY AND TREFOIL MOUTM

BLUE GLASS UNGUENTARIUM WITH SCALLOPED EDGE

THREE ROMAN BALSAMARIA or UNGUENTARIA

ROMAN GLASS JAR WITH ZIG-ZAG DECORATION

ROMAN BLUE GLASS VASE WITH BASKET HANDLE

ROMAN GLASS SIMPULUM

ROMAN GLASS BOWL WITH FACET DECORATION

ROMAN GLASS JUG WITH LOOP HANDLE

CARTHAGINIAN HEAD PENDANT

FOUR CORE-FORMED FISH SHAPED GLASS BEADS

ROMAN COSMETIC FLASK WITH BASKET HANDLE

ROMAN COSMETIC FLASK WITH BASKET HANDLE

POMGRENATE SPRINKLER/ RIBBED UNGUENTARIUM

ROMAN GLASS AMPHORISKOS

SQUARE JAR WITH FLARING RIM AND FOUR INDENTED SIDES

PENDANT WITH LION AND GREEK INSCRIPTION

ROMAN GUTTUS OR LAMPFILLER

Roman glass guttus-or-lampfiller

AMPHORISKOS

roman-amphoriskos

FLASK WITH WIDE BOTTOM

Roman flask with wide pottom

 

ROMAN GLASS GEM WITH MENELAUS AND PATROCLUS

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HELLENISTIC MOSAIC HEMISPHERICAL BOWL

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BLUE JUGLET WITH CYMBALS

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ROMAN BEAKER OF PALE BLUE GLASS

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CYLINDRICAL ROMAN GLASS JAR WITH 18 VERTICAL RIBS

cylindrical-jar-4th-to-5th

CARROT SHAPED ROMAN GLASS PITCHER

carrot-shaped-pitcher

ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE WITH DOLPHIN HANDLES

roman-glass-bottle-with-dolphin-handles

ROMAN DRINKING GLASS FROM THE RHINELAND

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The Augustinus Collection of Ancient Glass

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 1, 2021

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The Augustinus Collection of Ancient Glass

Nearly seventy pieces in this collection of Ancient and Roman Glass, of approximately a hundred, came to the family by descent in 1968, after the death of an uncle, a priest and scholar in Ancient Language and Philosophy. In the nineteen forties and throughout the fifties he was – spending most of his time in contemplation – stationary in Nijmegen (Noviomagus), Rome, Cologne and for a period of time in Israel.

It seems he collected what came his way and was offered to him at a reasonable price, from dealers as well collectors. He did trade pottery for glass. His knowledge grew with the years, as he once stated, and books of Kisa, Moirin-Jean and Fremersdorf were to be found in his modest library. Thus the collection varies from Ancient Glass to Roman Glass, especially from the first three centuries A.D., into the fourth to sixth century. Most of the examples are in unrestored and uncleaned condition. Form and historical meaning had his interest more than the aesthetic look.

In later life, as a Rector of a Gymnasium, he used his collection to demonstrate his students the essentials of ancient life and philosophy. For many years the glass was kept in boxes and moved from place to place before anyone of the family started working on the scarcely written details that came with the collection.

Examples below are from the AcoaG. Click on title to read explanatory text to the glass:

TWO GLASS UNGUENTARIA FROM PERSIA

ROMAN GLASS JAR WITH HUNTING SCENE

SMALL ROMAN GLASS JAR

LONG FUSIFORM UNGUENTARIUM

ROMAN GLASS GUTTUS FROM COLOGNE

FOUR PERSIAN GLASS UNGUENTARIA

ROMAN GLASS BEAKER FROM THE RHINELAND

ROMAN VICTORY BEAKER

ROMAN GLASS PILGRIM-FLASK

SMALL ROMAN GLASS BOWL

ROMAN GLASS HEAD FLASK

SPRINKLER FLASK OR GUTTUS

CYLINDRICAL ROMAN BOTTLE FLASK WITH FLARING RIM

ROMAN JUG WITH OVOID BODY AND TREFOIL MOUTM

BLUE GLASS UNGUENTARIUM WITH SCALLOPED EDGE

THREE ROMAN BALSAMARIA or UNGUENTARIA

ROMAN GLASS JAR WITH ZIG-ZAG DECORATION

ROMAN BLUE GLASS VASE WITH BASKET HANDLE

ROMAN GLASS SIMPULUM

ROMAN GLASS BOWL WITH FACET DECORATION

ROMAN GLASS JUG WITH LOOP HANDLE

CARTHAGINIAN HEAD PENDANT

FOUR CORE-FORMED FISH SHAPED GLASS BEADS

ROMAN COSMETIC FLASK WITH BASKET HANDLE

ROMAN COSMETIC FLASK WITH BASKET HANDLE

POMGRENATE SPRINKLER/ RIBBED UNGUENTARIUM

ROMAN GLASS AMPHORISKOS

SQUARE JAR WITH FLARING RIM AND FOUR INDENTED SIDES

PENDANT WITH LION AND GREEK INSCRIPTION

ROMAN GUTTUS OR LAMPFILLER

Roman glass guttus-or-lampfiller

AMPHORISKOS

roman-amphoriskos

FLASK WITH WIDE BOTTOM

Roman flask with wide pottom

ROMAN GLASS GEM WITH MENELAUS AND PATROCLUS

glass-gem-with-menelaus-and-patroclus

HELLENISTIC MOSAIC HEMISPHERICAL BOWL

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BLUE JUGLET WITH CYMBALS

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ROMAN BEAKER OF PALE BLUE GLASS

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CYLINDRICAL ROMAN GLASS JAR WITH 18 VERTICAL RIBS

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CARROT SHAPED ROMAN GLASS PITCHER

carrot-shaped-pitcher

ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE WITH DOLPHIN HANDLES

roman-glass-bottle-with-dolphin-handles

ROMAN DRINKING GLASS FROM THE RHINELAND

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The Windmill Collection of Roman Glass

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 20, 2021

The Windmill Collection of Hellenistic, Roman and Merovingian glasses

This collection of Roman Glass in the Netherlands includes about 130 pieces, dating from the 1st – 5th Century A.D. Amongst these also ancient glasses from well-known former collectors as A.Constable-Maxwell, A.Wolkenberg, J.H.Demeulenaere, P. Fremersdorf, Louis-Gabriel Bellon and P.L.W.Arts. In addition to Roman Glass, the Windmill collection also includes a number of Hellenistic (3rd Century B.C.) and Merovingian glasses (5th – 7th Century A.D.)

A few examples of this collection:

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

GALLO-ROMAN GLASS JAR

PURPLE ROMAN GLASS JAR WITH HANDLES

ROMAN GLASS ARYBALLOS WITH BRONZE SUSPENSION CHAIN

SMALL MEROVINGIAN GLASS BOWL

ROMAN GLASS CINERARY URN WITH HANDLES AND LID

Cinerary urn with lid, from the Windmill Collection picture made by Aad van den Born

TALL CYLINDRICAL ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE

ROMAN GLASS AMPHORA (AMPHORISKOS)

FRANKISH OR MEROVINGIAN INDENTED GLASS BOWL

ROMAN GLASS SPOON (COCHLEARIUM)

Merovingian or Frankish necklace with beads of glass pasta and amethyst

ROMAN GLASS PRISMATIC BOTTLE

CYLINDRICAL ROMAN GLASS JUG

ROMAN GLASS SIMPULUM

SMALL PRISMATIC ROMAN GLASS BOTTLES WITHOUT HANDLE

HELLENISTIC CAST GLASS KANTHAROS

ROMAN GLASS TRULLA

GALLO-ROMAN GLASS JUG WITH THUMB REST

PURPLE ROMAN GRAPE BOTTLE

MEROVINGIAN PALM CUP

ROMAN GLASS JAR WITH THREE HANDLES AND ZIG-ZAG DECORATION

HALF-OVAL ROMAN GLASS BOWL WITH BLOBS

 PRISMATIC (“MERCURY”) ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE

SMALL ONE HANDLED BARREL ROMAN GLASS JUG

ROMAN COBALT BLUE RIBBED “MELON” GLASS BOWL

TRANSLUCENT HIGH RIBBED BOWL

TRANSLUCENT HIGH RIBBED BOWL

Translucent high ribbed bowl

JUGLET WITH COBALT BLUE HANDLE

Roman juglet with cobalt blue handle The Windmill Collection of Roman Glass

MODIOLUS

TWO-HANDLED BEAKER OR SKYPHOS

Free blown technique. Two handled beaker or Skyphos From The Windmill Collection of Roman Glass

ROYAL BLUE RIBBED UNGUENTARIUM

Royal blue ribbed unguentarium

LARGE SQUARE ROMAN BOTTLE

FOUR -HANDLED SPRINKLER

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MULTI-SIDED AMPHORISKOS

MULTI-SIDED AMPHORISKOS

HEAD-SHAPED BOTTLE

EAD-SHAPED BOTTLE

EGYPTIAN DEEP BOWL

TWO ARYBALLOI

Two Aryballoi

SMALL MANGANESE JUG

SMALL MANGANESE JUG

SIDONIAN FLASK WITH OPAQUE HANDLES

SIDONIAN FLASK WITH OPAQUE HANDLES

YELLOW JAR WITH HANDLES

ROMAN YELLOW JAR WITH HANDLES

ROMAN GLASS OINOCHOE

Roman Glass Oinochoe

ROMAN GLASS ZIG-ZAG JAR

Roman Glass zig-zag Jar

ROMAN GLOBULAR TRANSPARENT JUG

ROMAN COBALT BLUE ACETABULUM

ROMAN COBALT BLUE ACETABULUM

ROMAN GLASS CARCHESIUM

2016-Roman glass carchesium

GALLO-ROMAN PEAR-SHAPED GLASS JUG WITH THREAD

THE HANS VAN ROSSUM GLASS COLLECTION

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

Hans van Rossum

Dutch private collector of Roman Glass (field of interest: 1st- 5th century AD) since about 40 years.
Retired from business – Master of Art, graduated with a thesis about the influence of the Roman Glass forms on the creations of modern glass artists.  
–   See a catalogue of his collection at Blurb.com: Roman and early Byzantine Glass by Hans van Rossum MA – https://nl.blurb.com/b/9646086-roman-and-early-byzantine-glass

Contact: hrossum@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.

PATTERN-BLOWN SPRINKLER FLASK

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LARGE ROMAN GLASS JUG

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 SPRINKLER BOTTLE

ROMAN GLASS TRAILED JUG

DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM

GLASS BOWL WITH BASKET HANDLE

GLASS BEAKER

HEAD of a COCKEREL

PATTERN-BLOWN ROMAN GLASS JUGLET

DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM

ROMAN FOOTED GLASS JUG

DISH WITH RIBBED COILS ON RIM

EGYPT FRUIT-SHAPED GLASS BEADS

BLUE AMPHORA WITH LIGHT BLUE OPAQUE HANDLES

ONE-HANDLED CUP

COMPLIMENTARY PAIR OF ROMAN GLASS VESSEL

OIL LAMP OR UNGUENTARIUM

SPRINKLER FLASK WITH RARE ZIGZAG DECORATION

TWIN-LOOPED BOTTLE

PATTERN-BLOWN MODIOLUS

SPRINKLER BOTTLE WITH TWO HANDLES

ANCIENT GLASS AT THE LVR-LANDES MUSEUM IN BONN

SQUAT ROMAN GLASS JUG

TWO SMALL  JUGS AND AN APOTROPAIC MIRROR

SQUARE BOTTLE

 BOTTLE

UNGUENTARIUM with KNOBS

POMEGRANATE-SHAPED SPRINKLER

JUGLET WITH TREFOIL LIP AND ZIGZAG TAILING

ROMAN GLASS STRIGIL

ROMAN SQUARE GLASS BOTTLE

AMBER RIBBED BOWL (zarte Rippenschale)

MINIATURE ROMAN GLASS AMPHORA

ROMAN GLASS JUG

ROMAN GLASS DOUBLE-BALSAMARIUM

ROMAN JUG WITH LOOP HANDLE

AMBER RIBBED BOWL (zarte Rippenschale)

MELTED ROMAN GLASS PERFUME BOTTLE

AMPHORISKOS

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SEALED ARYBALLOS

HEXAGONAL AMPULLA OLEARIA OR ARYBALLOS

ROMAN HEXAGONAL AMPULLA OLEARIA OR ARYBALLOS

ROMAN SIMPULUM

ROMAN SIMPULUM

ROMAN PYXIS WITH LID

Lidded Roman Pyxis

MOLD-BLOWN SIDONIAN JUG

MOLD-BLOWN JUG

ROMAN PATTERN-BLOWN JUG

ROMAN PATTERN-BLOWN JUG

LATE ROMAN DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM

LATE ROMAN DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM

MINIATURE TREFOIL-LIPPED JUG

ROMAN MINIATURE TREFOIL-LIPPED JUG

ROMAN GLASS LONG NECK JUG

1H Roman Jug with Long Neck
1H Roman Jug with Long Neck

ROMAN GLASS ARYBALLOS WITH CHAIN & STOPPER

2H Roman glass aryballos with chain & stopper
2H Roman glass aryballos with chain & stopper

ROMAN GLASS GUTTROLF SPRINKLER

3H Roman Glass Guttrolf Sprinkler Bottle
3H Roman Glass Guttrolf Sprinkler Bottle

ROMAN GLASS FOUR HANDLED ARYBALLOS

4H Roman Glass Aryballos with Four Handles
4H Roman Glass Aryballos with Four Handles

INDENTED CUP (CREATION OF MOTHER NATURE)

5H INDENTED ROMAN CUP
5H INDENTED ROMAN CUP

NARROW-NECKED JUG

6H NARROW-NECKED JUG
6H NARROW-NECKED JUG

EARLY ROMAN JUG

7HEarly Roman Jug
7HEarly Roman Jug

ROMAN BLUE RIBBED BOWL (zarte Rippenschale)

8H ROMAN BLUE RIBBED BOWL
8H ROMAN BLUE RIBBED BOWL

MINIATURE AMPHORA

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MINIATURE AMPHORA

SPOONS OR LIGULAE

SPOONS OR LIGULAE
SPOONS OR LIGULAE

MOLD-BLOWN BOTTLE

MOLD-BLOWN BOTTLE
MOLD-BLOWN BOTTLE

DECORATED PYXIS OR JAR

DECORATED PYXIS OR JAR
DECORATED PYXIS OR JAR

PEAR-SHAPED JUG OR LAGOENA

PEAR-SHAPED JUG OR LAGOENA
PEAR-SHAPED JUG OR LAGOENA

DISK-FOOTED JUG

 DISK-FOOTED JUG
DISK-FOOTED JUG

FUSED PERFUME BOTTLES

FUSED PERFUME BOTTLES
FUSED PERFUME BOTTLES

AMPHORISKOS

AMPHORISKOS
AMPHORISKOS

ARYBALLOS

ROMAN GLASS ARYBALLOS
ROMAN GLASS ARYBALLOS

TWO-HANDLED BEAKER

TWO HANDLED BEAKER
TWO HANDLED BEAKER

TWO PERFUME BOTTLES

TWO PERFUME BOTTLES
TWO PERFUME BOTTLES

TWO PERFUME BOTTLES

TWO PERFUME BOTTLES
TWO PERFUME BOTTLES

POINTED UNGUENTARIUM

POINTED UNGUENTARIUM
POINTED UNGUENTARIUM

DECORATED JUGLET

Decorated Juglet
Decorated Juglet

THIN-WALLED ARYBALLOS

THIN-WALLED ARYBALLOS
THIN-WALLED ARYBALLOS

PATTERN-BLOWN FLASK

Pattern-Blown Flask
Pattern-Blown Flask

TWIN-LOOPED HANDLE BOTTLE

TWIN-LOOPED HANDLE BOTTLE from Egypt, Karanis
TWIN-LOOPED HANDLE BOTTLE from Egypt, Karanis

THE ERETZ ISRAEL GLASS PAVILION

Glass Pavilion Eretz Museum

KOHL (COSMETIC) TUBE

KOHL (COSMETIC) TUBE
KOHL (COSMETIC) TUBE

AMBER RIBBED BOWL (zarte Rippenschale)

AMBER RIBBED BOWL (zarte Rippenschale)
AMBER RIBBED BOWL (zarte Rippenschale)

SQUAT CARINATED ROMAN BOTTLE

ROMAN SQUAT CARINATED BLUE BOTTLE
ROMAN SQUAT CARINATED BLUE BOTTLE

MINIATURE ROMAN JUG

MINIATURE ROMAN JUG
MINIATURE ROMAN JUG

TREFOIL-LIPPED JUG

TREFOIL-LIPPED JUG 109
TREFOIL-LIPPED JUG 109

RIBBED JAR

ROMAN RIBBED JAR 25
ROMAN RIBBED JAR

TREFOIL-LIPPED JUG

TREFOIL-LIPPED ROMAN GLASS JUG
TREFOIL-LIPPED ROMAN JUG

TWIN-HANDLED JAR

TWIN-HANDLED ROMAN JAR
TWIN-HANDLED ROMAN JAR

PATTERN-BLOWN SPRINKLER

CYLINDRICAL BOTTLE

Roman cylindrical glass bottle
Roman cylindrical glass bottle

MOLD-BLOWN JUG

MOLD-BLOWN JUG
MOLD-BLOWN JUG

MINIATURE ROMAN JUG

MINIATURE ROMAN JUG
MINIATURE ROMAN JUG

SQUAT-CIRCULAR BODIED ROMAN ARYBALLOS

THIN-WALLED ‘SPLASHED’ ARYBALLOS

ROMAN THIN-WALLED 'SPLASHEDGLASS' ARYBALLOS
ROMAN THIN-WALLED ‘SPLASHED GLASS’ ARYBALLOS

MULTI-HANDLED JAR

LATE ROMAN MULTI-HANDLED JAR
LATE ROMAN MULTI-HANDLED JAR

RIBBED AMPHORISKOS

 RIBBED AMPHORISKOS
RIBBED AMPHORISKOS

RIBBED BOWL

RIBBED BOWL
RIBBED BOWL

RIBBED BOWL

ROMAN RIBBED BOWL
RIBBED BOWL

FLASK ON FOLDED STEMMED FOOT

PEAR-SHAPED ROMAN GLASS JUG

PEAR-SHAPED ROMAN GLASS JUG

ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM

ROMAN GLASS UNGUENTARIUM

JUDAEAN GlASS MEDALLION

Menorah

MOSAIC ROMAN GLASS BEAD WITH FLOWER

ROMAN TALL CYLINDRICAL BOTTLE

ROMAN GLASS TALL CYLINDRICAL BOTTLE

LENTOID BOTTLE

LATE ROMAN SMALL DECORATED FLASK

DECORATED SMALL FLASK 2

TWO-HANDLED UNGUENT BOTTLE

TWO-HANDLED ROMAN BOTTLE

LENTOID ARYBALLOS

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JUGLET WITH SHOULDER-RIDGE

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THREE ROMAN GLASS SIMPULA

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 29, 2021

The following Simpula are from the contubuting collectors to this post.

Below are active links to discription of the simpula pictured

ROMAN SIMPULUM of  Hans van Rossum

ROMAN GLASS SIMPULUM of the The Augustinus Collection of Ancient Glass

ROMAN GLASS SIMPULUM From The Windmill Collection of Roman Glass

Date: First century AD. | From Aquileia or Adriatic Area |  Höricht forma: 17 |

Size: ↑10.81 cm | ↑Cup: 3.0 cm | ø Cup 7.51 cm | Weight: 38 g|

Date: Second half of 1st century – early 2nd century AD | Israel, found in Samaria

Size↑11.5 cm | ø 7.2 cm | Weight 56 g

Date: 1st – early 2nd  Century A.D. ,Adriatic Sea area

Size: H =  7.4 → 10.0  cm, D = 5.7 c

Remarks: Glass simpula or serving spoons are rare. The few glass ladles known from the literature all have an upright grip. The shape of the handle of this one is fairly unique, because the glass blower has, with a number of curves, ensured that this simpulum can also be hung up.  The glass serving spoon is derived from bronze and silver examples, probably mainly made in the Pompeii area. Like the bronze one in the House of Menander and the silver simpulum in the Casa di Lucius Habonius Primus, both with an inward-facing end of the handle for hanging. The dimensions of the glass serving spoons are generally considerably smaller than those of the bronze and silver ones.

Simpula were also depicted on the coins of Roman Emperors in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD. As one of the seven priest attributes of the Emperor in his function as Pontifex Maximus. Special is also a picture on a bronze coin of Empress Lucilla Augusta (163-189 AD) where on the other side is Vesta, Goddess of hearth, home and family, near an altar with a simpulum and a palladium in her hand. The Vestal Virgins lived together in a house near the Forum (Atrium Vestae), supervised by the Pontifex Maximus.

References: I Vetri Romani di Ercolane (Höricht); Magiche Transparenze, I vetri  dell’antica Albingaunum (Massabo), Haevernick, 1977/1981, Modioli, p.367, plate 2., Höricht, 1995, I vetri Romani di Ercolano, Tav. XXVII nos. 2342, 2345, 2347., Lierke, 1999, von Zabern, Antike Glastopferei, Ein vergessenes Kapitel der Glasgeschichte, ISBN: 3-8053- 2442-1. Lazar, 2003, Roman Glass of Slovenia, p 23, from Emona, Mestni muzej Ljubljana. ISBN: 961-6500-18-X.

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