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ROMAN POMEGRANATE SHAPED SPRINKLER FLASK

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 5, 2016

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


Roman Glass Bowl

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 3, 2016

This free blown bluish green shallow bowl has a flattened rim a tubular ring base and a distinct pontil mark. It has slight weathering.

D: 15.5 cm

Second – Fourth Century

Ref:  Hans van Rossum, 2011 HVR 120 (yellowish green), Whitehouse vol. I, 1997 # 81, Nico F. Bijnsdorp, 2010 # NFB 009, John W. Hayes, 1975 # 463

65R Roman Glass Bow

 

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Long Neck Roman Bottle with Iridescence

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 2, 2016

Tall-Neck Bottle

This spherical flask was blown from colorless glass. Around the body are several wheel-cut bands. The long tubular neck ends with a collared rim. The piece is intact and has a beautiful bluish green iridescence.

H: 19.7 cm

2nd -3rd Century AD

Ref: Loudmer, Kevorkian, 1985, Collection Monsieur D # 336

46R Roman Bottle with a long neck

ROMAN GLASS DOUBLE BALSAMARIUM

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 29, 2016

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 iridescence 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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Gallo-Roman Glass Beaker

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 28, 2016

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

Bottle with Spectacle Decoration

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 23, 2016

Bottle with Spectacle Decoration

This is a Roman flask of colorless glass.  It has a spherical body with a pushed-in bottom, a tubular neck constricted slightly at the base, and a rounded rim.  Fine trails of aquamarine glass were wound around the neck and body, then crimped into a festoon pattern.  This spectacle decoration was popular during the late Roman & Byzantine periods.

H: 10.5 cm

Fourth Century

Stern# 162, Israel Museum p. 53

52R Roman Bottle with Spectacle Decoration 4th C 10.5 cm

52R Roman Bottle with Spectacle Decoration 4th C 10.5 cm

ROMAN GLASS AUBERGINE JAR

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 21, 2016

16R AUBERGINE JAR

This globular short-neck jar with a funnel-mouth is a common 4th-5th Century shape. Many of the jars manufactured during this period have a variety of decorations such as pinched ribs, indentations and zig-zag trailing. Those having two or more handles were primarily found in the Eastern Mediterranean area. This jar with pale green handles on an aubergine body is a color combination seen frequently. Jar is intact.

H: 9.5 cm D: 8 cm

4th.-5th Century AD

Barakat #GF 86, p 103

Auth 1976 #469

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ROMAN BOTTLE WITH CHAIN DECORATION

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Islamic Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 14, 2016

Bottle with Chain Decoration

 This green glass flask is unusual due to the elaborate chain decoration, a late Roman motif, which was transitional into the early Islamic styling.  The bottle was made by blowing molten glass into the vessel shape, applying trails which were then pinched to forming the chain decoration. The neck of the vessel is rather elongated giving way to a wide funnel mouth topped by a thick rounded rim.

H: 13.3 cm

Date: 5th-6th Century Late Roman Period

Pittsburg # 190, Luzern # 448, Paris# 513

49R Late Roman Bottle with Chain Decoration 5-6th C

Aubergine Two-Handled Bottle

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 13, 2016

It is from the earlier glass core-form and pottery shapes prior to the First Century that this vessel takes its shape.  The ancient aryballos was a popular shape and copied widely after glass blowing was invented.  This example was beautifully executed using auberegine glass with delicate blue handles and was used as a container for perfume.

H: 8 cm

First Century

Oppenlander #541, Royal Ontario #122

25R Aubergine Two-Handled Bottle

Roman Trefoil-Mouth Pitcher with Blue Handle

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 1, 2016

The thinly-blown glass of this small vessel demonstrates the skill of a First Century craftsman.  The spherical body rests on a pad foot and the graceful neck is accented by a trefoil-shaped mouth.  A trailed-on handle of opaque blue glass emphasizes the overall delicacy of this piece.

H: 11.5 cm

First Century

35R Trefoil-mouth Pitcher

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