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Roman Two-Handled Glass Bottle with Trailing

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 8, 2015

 

Roman Two-Handled Bottle with Trailing

 Pale yellow-green glass was used to create this two-handled bottle. The un-marvered threads wound around the body demonstrate a common decoration used by First Century glass makers. The slightly out-turned mouth and pad foot combine to enhance the pleasing proportions of this bottle. The shape and decoration of this example are typical of pieces made during this period.

H: 13 cm

First Century

Ref: Oppenlander #644, Paris Sale #157

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20R Roman Two-handled Bottle 1st Century

EGYPTIAN GLASS JAR – ROMAN PERIOD

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 31, 2015

Roman Zig-Zag Jar

This is a Roman jar with zig-zag trailing between the top of  the rim to the  shoulder of the body.  It was probably made in Egypt.

Third-Fourth Century A.D.

H: 7 cm

40R Roman Zig -Zag Jar

ROMAN POMEGRANATE SHAPED SPRINKLER FLASK

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 20, 2014

ROMAN POMEGRANATE SHAPED SPRINKLER FLASK

This is a sprinkler flask where the narrowed opening of the base of the neck enables oil or perfume to be poured out drop by drop. The bowl is decorated with fins and base with toe projections. The piece is intact and is made of light yellow green glass. This type of flask, probably made in Syria, has been found much further to the east as well as in the cities of the Black Sea region.

 H: 11.5 cm

 3rd-4th Century AD

 Newark # 148, Israel Museum #278

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47R ROMAN POMEGRANATE SHAPED SPRINKLER FLASK


Gallo-Roman Glass Beaker

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on November 10, 2014

Gallo-Roman Beaker

This Gallo-Roman beaker was made in the beginning of the Migration Period in the Western Provinces. The elegantly formed beaker is made of light olive green glass and stands on a conical base ring. Intact. Ex: Martin Wunsch collection, NYC.

H: 11.5 cm
D: 4th –Early 5th Century AD

Ref: David Whitehouse, Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, Volume 1, #177 P.115, Sotheby’s Nov 20 1987 Lot 133, #81, Memoires de Verre, # 74 P. 40, Verreries Antiques der Musee de Picardie # 319 P. 5

 

115E Gallo-Roman Glass Beaker

115E Gallo-Roman Glass Beaker

ROMAN GLASS CANDLESTICK BALSAMARIUM

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 12, 2014

TALL CANDLESTICK BALSAMARIUM

A utilitarian bottle from the second century takes on an extraordinary appearance.  Weathering has left a beautiful iridescence over virtually the entire piece of glass. This vessel, used for perfume, was designed with a long neck inhibiting evaporation of the precious liquid within.

H: 18.5 cm
2-3rd C AD

Cf. Yale #157. Boston #47, Israel Museum #254

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32 R Candlestick balsamarium

ROMAN GREEN GLASS PITCHER

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 28, 2014

PALE GREEN ROMAN GLASS PITCHER

This beautiful pale green pitcher has a domed body with a flat base slightly hollowed.  The graceful neck, funnel-mouth and arched handle combine to make a lovely example of glassware from the period.  In addition to the pale color it has patches of unusual “opalescent” type of iridescence.  There is a row of faint mold-blown indents on the body which indicates this piece was removed from the mold and further inflated.  The green thread handle was first attached at the shoulder then pulled up and attached at the mouth. The piece is intact and was found in Israel.

Third to Fourth Century A.D.

H:  9.5 cm, Rim D: 4.5 cm

Cf. Hayes 1975, #416, #438, APC #Z-15

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06R Pale green Roman pitcher

 

ROMAN BLUE BOTTLE

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 21, 2014

SMALL BLUE ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE

This precisely shaped globular bottle was probably used for perfume or bath oil.  Its delicate proportion and intense cobalt blue color make it a fine example of glass vessels of the period. Unguentaria, or perfume bottles are probably the earliest blown glass vessels.  In their simplest form they are merely a bubble on the end of the blow pipe, with little modification beyond a short neck and a flattened base.  Many of the early bottles are intentionally colored and these  rich colors were a dominate feature in glassmaking until the end of the first century A.D. when colorless glass became more fashionable.  This piece is intact and was found in Syria

First Century A.D.

H: 5.2 cm,  GD: 3.8 cm

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05R Small blue Roman glass bottle

Roman GLASS BOTTLE

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 14, 2014

ROMAN CYLINDRICAL BOTTLE

This graceful bottle is completely covered with a shimmering iridescence. Cylindrical bottles of this period are characterized by two types of mouth: one folded in and flattened and the other more common funnel mouth with folded rim as in this example. Both types of bottles are consistently a pale green. Piece is intact. Found in Turkey.

Third Century A.D.

H: 9.8 cm, Rim: 6.5 cm D

Cf. Auth 1976, #443, APC # I-3

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04R Roman cylindrical bottle with iridescence.

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ROMAN GLASS DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 14, 2014

24R DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM

This elegantly free-blown slender shape is emphasized by the most delicate threaded design which wraps around the entire form. The originally light blue-green glass has developed a brilliant opalescent patina over its surface. Balsamaria from this period were manufactured in single, double and the more elaborate quadruple designs and it is assumed that they were all used for cosmetics.

H: 12 cm

4th. to 5th. Century AD

Kof 21, PA 433, N 486

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ROMAN GLASS JUG

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 5, 2014

56 R Footed Jug with Thumb Rest

This distinctive jug has a spherical body which rests on a thick base. A tall tubular neck extends upwards from the body and terminates into a splayed lip. Below the lip is a thick glass trail. A wide handle is pulled up from the shoulder where it is tooled into an elaborate triangular finial.

H: 15 cm

Late Roman 4th to 5th C. AD

Shining Vessels #127

LACMA # 127

Hermitage # 188 and 196

Corning Vol. 2 # 714

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