Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

Roman Cup with Thumb Rest Handle

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 12, 2018

(62R) Cup with Thumb Rest Handle  Date: Third-Fourth Century H: 9 cm

 

Remarks: This light green bulbous cup has a single handle ending in a thumb rest at the rim.   A fine trail circles the neck and the rounded body has a flat base. It is the thumb rest that set it apart from just bulbous cup

Ref: MUSÉE DE PICARDIE IN AMIENS FRANCE (active link object:)  Picardie #305

ROMAN GLASS JUG

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 8, 2018

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56 R Footed Jug with Thumb Rest H: 15 cm Late Roman 4th to 5th C. AD

 

Description: 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.

Ref: Shining Vessels #127,LACMA # 127,Hermitage # 188 and 196,Corning Vol. 2 # 714

Amber Roman Bottle

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 7, 2018

R20 H: 11.5 cm, Roman First Century

Remarks: During the First Century, glass artists were using colored glass to a great extent.  The most popular colors used were blue, auberegene and amber.  This bottle is a simple globular shape decorated with a thin white trail spiraling around the body and bottom of the base.

 

Ref:Oppenlander #645 & #648, Kevorkian, Loudmer, Paris 1985 #150-155, The Bomford Collection,1976 #58, Illustrated Dictionary of Glass 309, Christie’s Kofler-Truniger Collection #127

ROMAN GLASS BEAKER

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 29, 2018

(72R) Allaire collection

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

 

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.

(72R) ROMAN GLASS BEAKER

 

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)

 

Roman Glass Pilgrim or Lentoid Flask

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 28, 2018

50R Pilgrim Flask H: 13.8 cm Date: 3rd to 4th Century

 Remarks:This late Roman glass is a colorless pilgrim flask with blue handles.  It is called this because of its flattened shape making it easy to slip into a bag carried by a traveler.

Published: Solid Liquid Catalogue (#188 p. 103) ex. Shalom Collection

Ref: Kofler Truniger #44, EDE #7-49, Benzian Collection #101, Newark # 171, #459, Mersey Side #A20, Royal Ontario #389, Barakat p. 9

Also see Venetian pilgrim flask click on the link below

Facon de Venise Glass Pilgrim Flask

 

Late Roman Bottle with Spectacle Decoration

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 27, 2018

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 POMEGRANATE-SHAPED SPRINKLER FLASK

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 8, 2018

From The Allaire Collection

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(47R) Date: 3rd-4th Century AD,  H: 11.5 cm

Remarks: 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.

Ref: Ancient Glass at the Newark Museum, S.H. Auth no. 149

Also to see additional posts from contributing collectors follow the active links below

ROMAN GLASS POMEGRANATE-SHAPED SPRINKLER

of Hans van Rossum

 

and

POMEGRANATE SPRINKLER/ RIBBED UNGUENTARIUM

The Augustinus Collection of Ancient Glass

 

LONG NECK ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE WITH BEAUTIFUL IRIDESCENCE

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 27, 2018

(46R) Date: 2nd -3rd Century AD H: 19.7 cm

Remarks: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.

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

GREEN ROMAN GLASS TRAILED JAR

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 23, 2018

(45R) Date: 3rd to 4th Century AD, H: 8 cm

Remarks: 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.

Exhibited: Newark Museum FIRE AND LIGHT EXHIBITION AT THE NEWARK MUSEUM

Ref: Charles Ede, June 1990, # 28

AUBERGINE ROMAN GLASS COIL PITCHER

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on August 20, 2018

(44R) Date: 4th Century, H: 14.5 cm

Remarks: 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.

Ref: Newark Museum # 121, FIRE AND LIGHT EXHIBITION AT THE NEWARK MUSEUM

 

 

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