Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

ROMAN GLASS SKYPHOS

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

Skyphos

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

Roman Glass Skyphos 27R

Roman Glass Candlestick Balsamarium

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 26, 2016

Candlestick Balsamarium

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

36R Candlestick Balsamarium

ROMAN AUBERGINE COIL PITCHER

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

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.

H: 14.5 cm
4th Century AD

Newark # 121

44R Aubergine Coil Pitcher with Light Handle


ROMAN GREEN GLASS PITCHER WITH TREFOIL MOUTH

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

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

Fourth Century

Stern # 92, 94, Hermitage # 388 Ill. 195

53R Green Trefoil Mouth Pitcher

ROMAN COIL-NECK PITCHER

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 11, 2016

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.

H: 11cm

Fourth Century AD

58R Coil Neck Pitcher

Roman Glass Marbled Pear Shaped Bottle

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 22, 2015

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

GREEN ROMAN TRAILED JAR

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, ALLAIRE COLLECTION OF GLASS, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 16, 2015

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

45R Green Roman Trailed Jar 3-4th century

Roman Cup or Lamp with Blue Blobs

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 14, 2015

A pale green cup or lamp decorated with a series of blue glass dots.

H: 8.2 cm

Fourth Century

Ref: Klein p. 140,Corning Vol. I #371

57R Roman Cup or Lamp with Blue Blobs

Pear-Shaped Roman Dropper Flask

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 11, 2015

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.

Third Century

H: 10 cm

Caesars #62, Bomford Collection #95, Kofler-Truniger Collection #74 (all with Snake Trails)

64R pear shaped Roman dropper flask

 

Roman Bowl with Trail

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 9, 2015

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

60R Roman Bowl with Trail

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