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ROMAN AUBERGINE COIL PITCHER

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on November 18, 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 CYLINDRICAL JUG

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on November 9, 2016

71R ROMAN CYLINDRICAL JUG

Transparent light green glass jug, body blown in a full-size mold neck and rim free blown.  The horizontal mouth applied with a rim coil and reeded strap handle laid on from shoulder to rim.  Pin prick bubbles and pontil mark.  Isings Form 126.

H: 17 cm, Date 4th Century AD

Reference: Hayes, Royal Ontario Museum, 1975 #364, Verres Antiques et De L’Islam, Paris 1985 #275, Matheson, Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery 1980 #132, Auth, Ancient Glass at the Newark Museum, 1976 #132, Similar example exhibited at Thermen Museum, Heerlen, Netherland, 2011, #211, Trier and Naumann-Steckner, Zerbrechlicher Luxus: Koln-ein Zentrum antiker Glaskunt, P.62

Note: This form sometimes is seen with lightly incised geometric motifs.  See: Stern, Roman, Byzantine and Early Medieval Glass, 2001 #59, Trier and Naumann-Steckner, Zerbrechlicher Luxus: Koln-ein Zentrum antiker Glaskunt, P.137

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ROMAN GLASS BEAKER

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on November 6, 2016

70R ROMAN GLASS BEAKER

The beaker is made of colorless glass with a slight greenish tint and has a hint of iridescence.  It was blown with ribs applied to the parison, inflated further and a thin trail applied below rim.  The 15 ribs are straight with a very slight swirl.

H: 10.2 cm, Rim D: 8.5 cm, Date: 1st – early 2nd century, Possibly Western

Reference: Glaser Der Antike, Sammlung Erwin Opperlander, 1974 #650, Whitehouse, Roman Glass in the Corning Museum, Vol 2, 2001 #657 (Swirled ribs), Ancient Glass, Charles Ede Limited, 2006 #24 (swirled ribs)

70R ROMAN GLASS BEAKER, H: 10.2 cm, Rim D: 8.5 cm, Date: 1st - early 2nd century, Possibly Western

70R ROMAN GLASS BEAKER, H: 10.2 cm, Rim D: 8.5 cm, Date: 1st – early 2nd century, Possibly Western

Roman Honey-Colored Trailed Jar

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 27, 2016

This symmetrical honey-colored jar was used for storage.  It has a thin self trailing wound around the body with a folded collar-like rim.

H: 8.5 cm

Fourth Century

Field Museum (Chicago) #87

Roman Honey-Colored Trailed Jar 37R

ROMAN AUBERGINE COIL PITCHER

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 1, 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 BLUE BOTTLE

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 30, 2016

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 JUG

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, 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, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, 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 CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, 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

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