The classic shape of this skyphos, a two-handled drinking cup from the First Century, reflects the metal prototypes of the period. The body, thinly blown, has straight sides, an out-turned rim and applied ring base. The elaborate handles have finger rests at both top and bottom and were angled for ease in drinking. The skyphos has been repaired. It was found in Turkey.
H: 8 cm
Date: First Century A.D.
Constable Maxwell # 68
This is a utilitarian bottle from the second century with beautiful iridescence over the entire piece of glass. This vessel, used for perfume, was designed with a long neck inhibiting evaporation of the precious liquid within.
H: 14 cm
Second to Third Century
Ref: Cf. Yale #169
Aubergine Coil Pitcher with Light Green Handle
This aubergine glass pitcher has an ovoid blown body with an applied trail decoration and handle of light green glass. The excellent state of preservation makes this elegant jug an extraordinary work of the late Roman glass industry.
Newark # 121
Green trefoil mouth pitcher
This is a Roman glass pitcher with a pear-shaped body tapering into a slender neck with contrasting dark green coil. The mouth is a trefoil shape with applied coil and the foot is tooled and splayed.
H: 12.5 cm
Stern # 92, 94, Hermitage # 388 Ill. 195
Roman Coil-Neck Pitcher
Near colorless glass pitcher with flaring rim is of petite proportions standing only 11 cm high. It is decorated with trailing at the rim and base of the neck, the use of darker turquoise glass spirals the body emphasizing the tooled indentations. There is an applied pad base and single handle which is laid on the shoulder and drawn up and attached at the rim. Virtually no weathering has marred the clarity of this little piece of glass.
Fourth Century AD
This beautiful flask is made of cobalt blue and opaque white glass made to imitate marble. The form is pear shaped.
H: 5.6 cm
Green RomanTrailed Jar
A pale-green twin handled jar has a depressed globular form with indented base and wide flaring neck. The body and neck are decorated with a continuous spiral thread. The jar is almost clear and is in excellent condition.
H: 8 cm
3rd to 4th Century AD
Exhibited: Newark Museum “Fire & Light Exhibition” Aug. 15, 2001-Jan. 20, 2002
Ref: Charles Ede, June 1990, # 28
A pale green cup or lamp decorated with a series of blue glass dots.
H: 8.2 cm
Ref: Klein p. 140,Corning Vol. I #371
The Roman flask is similar to the more common examples decorated with flat undulating threads called, “snake trails”. Below the neck is a tight constriction creating a small opening to control the pouring and evaporation of the costly liquid within. A milky white iridescence weathering has formed over the yellowish colorless glass of this vessel.
H: 10 cm
Caesars #62, Bomford Collection #95, Kofler-Truniger Collection #74 (all with Snake Trails)
This aqua-marine bowl, with its simple lines is undecorated except for a single trail near the slightly splayed out rim. The base is set on a small ring foot.
H: 6.7 cm
D: 10 Cm
1st -2nd Century AD