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ROMAN GLASS JUG

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 26, 2016

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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Roman or Merovingian Glass Bell Beaker

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, 3. European Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Merovingian Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 4, 2016

Roman or Merovingian Glass Bell Beaker

 This rather large pale yellow-green concaved beaker with a thin glass trail around its center has the elements of both a 1st C. Roman jar and a 5th C. Merovingian bell beaker.  There are parallels on both sides of the question but no exact one like this example. Whatever the century it is a beautiful glass beaker.

 H: 7.5 cm

Rim D: 8.5 cm

First to Sixth Century

Ref: Corning Vol. 1 #166, Corning Vol. 2 #672

85E Roman or Merovingian Glass Bell Beaker 1st to 6th Century

85E Roman or Merovingian Glass Bell Beaker 1st to 6th Century

Roman Glass Marbled Pear Shaped Bottle

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 25, 2016

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

First Century

Newark# 49

54R Roman Glass Marbled Blue Bottle

BLUE ROMAN BOTTLE

Posted in ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 24, 2016

Blue Roman Bottle

17R Roman Blue Bottle

17R Roman Blue Bottle

First Century
H: 13 cm

The deep blue of this glass bottle follows the very popular trend for colored glass during the First Century. Blown paper thin into a simple yet elegant shape, it has an elongated globular body and tall neck ending in a tiny but precisely worked rim. The bottle was repaired using the original two pieces.
H: 13 cm
First Century
Ref: Barakat #G36, Hayes 1975 #115, Kevorkian 1985 #149

BLUE ROMAN BOTTLE WITH THIN TRAILING

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 22, 2016

Blue Roman Bottle

42R Blue Bottle with Trailling 1st C

42R Blue Bottle with Trailing 1st C

This deep blue Roman bottle is decorated with a thin colorless glass trail spiraling around the body and onto the base.  Bottle has been repaired using original pieces.

H: 11 cm

First Century

Ref: Whitehouse, Vol. II #700, Kevorkian, 1985 #150-154

Roman GLASS BOTTLE

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on June 10, 2016

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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EGYPTIAN GLASS FROM THE ROMAN PERIOD

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

SPOOL-SHAPED UNGUENTARIUM

This perfume holder characterizes a common type of glass made in Egypt during the Second and Third centuries A.D. The dark green color, wide neck, thick walls and base occur on all of the pieces from this group. These sturdy containers were probably used for shipping perfume. It is intact with brilliant iridescence.

D: 2-3rd Century

H: 7 ¾ cm, Rim: 6 cm, Base: 6 ½ cm

Ref: Kevorkian #317-323, Auth 1976 #139, Barakat #G168, 169, P. 120

15R Roman Spool-shaped Unguentariom 2-3rd C 7.7 cm

15R Roman Spool-shaped Unguentariom 2-3rd C 7.7 cm


TRAILED ROMAN GLASS JUG WITH LOOP HANDLE

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 27, 2016

TRAILED ROMAN GLASS JUG WITH LOOP HANDLE

69R Roman Jug with Loop Handle

69R Roman Jug with Loop Handle

H: 21.1 cm (incl. handle) Date: 4th century

Remarks: This small jug is shaped with a wide body tapering sharply down to a pad foot.  The trumpet mouth is decorated with spiral self-trailing, repeated again on the neck.  A thick handle laid on at the shoulder raised to the rim terminating with a high loop. Condition is intact.

Reference: Verres Antiques et de L’islam, Paris, June 1985 lot 503, Ancient Glass  in the Israel Museum, 2033, 210 (Trefoil Mouth), Fascinating Fragility, Nico Bijnsdorp, 2010, #NFG 179, P330, Romeins Glas-een prive collectie, Joop van der Groen, 2014 P.78&79: VD6 062 (Trefoil Mouth), Christie’s Antiquities Dec. 11, 2014, lot # 178 (Trefoil Mouth)

Published: Sotheby’s June 23, 1989 Lot 568

Single-Handled Pitcher

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 16, 2016

The natural colored blue-green glass used on this delicate pitcher has virtually no weathered and appears as it would have looked just after being manufactured in the First Century.  The simple ovoid body is accented by a ring base.  The precise handle is beautifully executed with thin ribs and double fold-over at the mouth.

H: 13 cm

First Century

Paris #477 & 478, Hermitage #143

31R Single Handled Pitcher

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


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