ANCIENT  Roman Glass

 


1213   ROMAN GLASS JUG
           I century A.D.
           SYRIA (SIDON ?)
Amethyst colored glass. Ovoid body with cylindrical neck,
spreading rim folded on top and beveled along inner edge. Neck free blown, body blown in two-part mold. Handle with loop-shaped protuberance over rim. Relief frieze of tendril scrolls bordered above and below by friezes of flutes. Iridescence and surface pitting. Lower body professionally mended from original pieces onlyComes with custom made stand.
H  2.6"(6.8 cm).
Parallels: Stern E.M.. The Toledo Museum of Art: Roman Mold-blown Glass. 1995, cat. 55; , cat. #140; Axel von Saldern. Gläser der Antike, Samlung Erwin Oppenländer exh. cat. 1974, 144, ill. 147, no. 412; Kunina N. Siriyskiye vydutie v forme steklyanie sosudi iz nekropolya Pantikapea. 1973, Leningrad, 117-122.
$ 2000 

 

 

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30   ROMAN GLASS AMPHORISKOS
       second half I
CENTURY A. D.
       SYRIA (SIDON ?)
Amethyst colored glass blown in a two-part mold. Ovoid body; low neck and wide rim.  Applied handles of light and dark blue. Relief frieze of helixes in the middle part of the body; cane ornamental friezes on upper and lower sections. Surface iridescence in places.
Mended from original pieces only
H  2.6"(6.8 cm).
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection. ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. #140; Axel von Saldern. Ancient glass in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Meriden, 1968, cat. # 33.
SOLD

 

 

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336   FRAGMENT OF A ROMAN GLASS FLASK
         II- Iii CENTURY A. D.
         SYRIA

Clear, light green glass. Body blown in two part mold. Molded in the form of two opposed child faces, hair indicated by globules. Flat base, neck is missing. Thin film of iridescence. 
H.  1.5''(5.7cm), D. 1.5''(5.7cm).
Parallels
: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 94; Matheson S. B. Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, cat. 282; Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection. ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 157; 
$ 275

 

 

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32   ROMAN GLASS DATE FLASK
       ca. second half of I CENTURY A. D.
       SYRIA,
SIDON
Glass blown in a two part mold. Seam concealed by relief. Embossed decoration on body imitates uneven bumpy surface of dried date. Surface iridescence. Rim professionally restored. 
H.  2.7”(7cm).
Parallels: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. # 87; Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection. ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. #148; Matheson S. B. Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, cat. # 142.   
$ 775

 

 

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525   ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
         Eastern Mediterranean OR ITALY
         FIRST half  OF i
CENTURY A. D.
Globular body with slightly flattened base, slightly concave bottom; tubular neck with tooled constriction at bottom; rim folded out and in, beveled on top. Assembled from lengths of cane and blown. Marbled mosaic pattern formed from large, irregularly shaped sections of a single cane in a golden- brown ground with opaque white, different shades of opaque blue and yellow parallel lines. Several pieces are mended, some cracks.
H. 4.5"(11.4 cm).
Christie's Antiquities of New York, 12 June 2002, lot 181.
Parallels: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 81; Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat.101; Grose D.F. The Toledo Museum of Art. Early Ancient Glass. Hudson Hill Press, New York, 1989, cat. 614; Matheson S. B. Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, cat.68; 
$ 9000

 

 

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1214   ROMAN GLASS BOTTLE
           Eastern Mediterranean OR ITALY
           EARLY-MID i
CENTURY A. D.
Ovoid body with slightly concave bottom; tubular neck with tooled constriction at bottom; spreading rim with flattened fold on top. Assembled from lengths of cane and blown. Marbled mosaic pattern formed from large, irregularly shaped sections of a single cane in a golden- brown ground with opaque white, different shades of opaque blue and opaque white.  Intact, short crack on rim/neck (may be a bonding seam).
Thin film of  iridescence.
H. 3.3"(8.5 cm).
See:
The Toledo Museum of Art. Early Ancient Glass. Hudson Hill Press, New York, 1989, cat. 615; Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection. ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. #102; Calvi, M.C. I Vetri Romani del Museo di Aquileia, 1968, pl.5; 
$ 7000

 

 

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29   ROMAN GLASS ARYBALLOS
       Eastern Mediterranean 
      
second half OF i–II
CENTURY A. D.
Clear, light blue-green glass. Spherical body with flattened base and short cylindrical neck; rim folded out, down and up, and beveled on top. Small handles bent under rim. Thin film of iridescence. Intact. 
H.  2.8”(7 cm).
Parallels: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. # 123; Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection. ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. #346-348; Matheson S. B. Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, cat. # 91; Lightfoot C. S. A Catalog of Glass Vessels in Afyon Museum. B.A.R., Oxford, 1989, plate 3 #6. 
$ 2000

 

 

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333   ROMAN GLASS AMPHORISKOS
         Eastern Mediterranean 
         EARLY
CENTURY A. D.
Colorless thin glass. Ovoid body, tapering at top, tubular neck, flaring rim with cut and polished lip, pointed toe.
Angular handles with upper ends folded back to form long “rat-tails”. Blue, green, and lilac iridescence and brown crust.  Intact. 
H.  2.9" (7.4 cm).

Parallels: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. # 103;
$ 1800

 

 

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38   ROMAN GLASS AMPHORA
       Syria or N. Italy
       IV
CENTURY A. D.
Clear, aquamarine glass. Conical body tapering to a pointed base; rounded shoulders with high narrow tapering neck; heavy overhanging rim with wide fold on top, flattened at angle. Trailed angular handles with upper ends folded back to form long “rat-tails”. Two separate heavy coils around middle and lower part of neck. Pontil mark on bottom. Surface iridescence.
Mended from original pieces only.
H.  6.6" (16.5 cm).
Parallels: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. # 411; Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection. ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. #336; Matheson S. B. Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, cat. # 234.
SOLD

 

 

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116   ROMAN GLASS OENOCHOE
         Eastern Mediterranean
         III CENTURY A. D. 

Light blue, transparent, thin. Spherical body with short cylindrical neck. Bolster shaped rim; slightly concave bottom.  Slightly curving handle, flat from inside. Flat semi-circular protuberance over rim. Neck wrapped several times with single thread. Surface iridescence. Mended, hole in body
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H.  4"(10.2 cm). 
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. #273;  Matheson S. B. Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, cat. # 198;  Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. # 341.
SOLD

 

 

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447   ROMAN GLASS PITCHER
        
Eastern Mediterranean
         II CENTURY A. D.
Colorless, transparent, medium thin glass. High bellied form with narrow tapering neck and rounded shoulder; flaring rim with lip-fold in; pushed-in base; strip handle with  loop-shaped protuberance over rim. Pontil mark on bottom. Thin rainbow iridescence. Intact. 
H. 7.3" (18.5 cm).
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. #263.
SOLD

 

 

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16   ROMAN GLASS JUG
       IV CENTURY A. D.
Light blue-green, transparent, bubbly. Constrained spherical body with long tapering neck; wide conically flared rim; lip cut and reworked; pushed-in base. Ribbon-handle with two ribs on outer surface and top end folded over twice. Thin thread wound in spiral from neck to center of base. Soil and lime deposits on inside. Small area of lower body is mended.
H. 6.0"(15 cm).
The jug belonged to a well-known Rhineland class referred to as "Cologne jugs" of the late III and IV centuries. Parallels: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. # 642. 
$ 850

 

 

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446   ROMAN GLASS JUG
         II CENTURY A. D.
         Eastern Mediterranean
Clear light aquamarine glass. Large
spherical body with long tapering neck; flaring rim with lip-fold in; pushed-in base. Strip handle with two ribs on outer surface, "fins"  at lower end and loop-shaped protuberance over rim. Pontil mark on bottom. Blue, green and lilac iridescence. Intact.
H.  5.1"(13cm).
Parallels: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 540. 
SOLD

 

 

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13   RECTANGULAR JUG
       Eastern Mediterranean
       II
CENTURY A. D.
Clear aquamarine glass. Almost cubical body, mould blown; sloping shoulders; cylindrical neck; wide rim has been sliced off and polished; flat base; angular strap handle with three ribs. Rainbow iridescence. Intact with minor mending on the rim. 
H.  3.25"(8.1cm).
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection. ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 166; Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 273; Matheson S. B. Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, cat. 95
$ 850

 

 

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10   ROMAN GLASS PITCHER
       LATE III - EARLY IV CENTURY A. D.
Light turquoise, transparent, medium thin. High bellied form with narrow tapering neck and rounded shoulder; flaring rim with lip-fold in; pushed-in base; strip handle with fold under rim. Pontil mark on bottom. Thin rainbow iridescence. Soil and root deposits on inside. Some cracks, but intact. 
H. 6.8"(17 cm).
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. #268.
$ 2000

 

 

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18   ROMAN GLASS JUG
       IV
CENTURY A. D.
Light yellow, transparent bubbly ware. Ovoid body with small, tubular, pushed-in  foot; very short neck with flaring mouth and thick lip. Thick, angular, ribbon-handle with three ribs on outer surface folded down under the rim and over; "fins" on outside at lower end;  thin thread wound in a spiral from under the lip and then several times around the neck. Film of rainbow iridescence. Mended from original pieces only.
H. 5.6"(14.2 cm) 
SOLD

 

 

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115
   ROMAN GLASS PITCHER
         SECOND HALF- END OF I CENTURY A. D.

Light blue, transparent, medium thin. High bellied form with high wide tapering neck and rounded shoulder. Flaring rim with lip folded  in and tubular pushed-in foot. Tapered  handle with two ribs and  loop-shaped protuberance over rim. Surface iridescence in places. Mended
from original pieces only.
H.  6.25" (15.9 cm). 

Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 259;  Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. #125. 
$675

 

 

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23   ROMAN GLASS PITCHER
       Eastern Mediterranean
       second half of
CENTURY A. D.
Light green, transparent, fairly thick ware. Conical body with broad flat base; slightly hollowed, narrow cylindrical neck; two-stepped rim, folded down and then up and tooled flat on top. Thick, angular ribbon-handle with three ribs on outer surface folded down under rim; "fins" on outside at lower end; wheel cut grooves grouped by sets at middle point of body, two more sets below. Blue, green, and lilac iridescence. Intact. 
H.  6.25"
Christie's Antiquities of New York, December 2000, lot 541.
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection. ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. #240. For similar form and technique: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. ##145 
SOLD

 

 

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123   ROMAN MINIATURE GLASS JUG 
         IV CENTURY A. D.
Pale green glass. Spherical body with neck widening towards top. Bolster-shaped rim. Blue knobbed handle and dark purple knobbed collar. Slightly iridescent. Mended
from original pieces only.
H. 2.25” (5.7 cm).
Parallels: Matheson S. B. Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, cat. 332.
$ 550

 

 

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25   ROMAN GLASS JUG
       late III -early IV
CENTURY A. D.
Spherical body with high almost cylindrical neck; funnel-shaped orifice, bolster-shape rim, concave bottom. Wide flat handle with two ribs, slightly flanged at rim. Clear, light-aquamarine glass with many small bubbles. Pontil-mark on bottom. Iridescent surface film in places. Intact.  
H.  3.6"(9.2 cm).

Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection. ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. #281.  
SOLD

 

 

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449   ROMAN GLASS DISH
        
Eastern Mediterranean 
         III CENTURY A. D.
Colorless with light yellow-green tint, transparent glass. Shallow, with curved wall; wide tubular rim, folded down and in; low, tubular base-ring with ledge on floor above; floor kicked at center, with low hump. 
Iridescent surface-film in places. Mended from original pieces, several fragments  missing.
H.  1.3"(3.3 cm),  D. 6.4"(16.3 cm).
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 430; Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 177.  
SOLD

 

 

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334   ROMAN GLASS BOWL
        
Eastern Mediterranean 
         I – EARLY II
CENTURY A. D.
Light  turquoise, transparent, medium thin glass. Steep sides. Flaring reworked rim. Tubular pushed-in foot. Base domed at center. Pontil-mark. Pale blue, green, and lilac iridescence.
Mended from original pieces only. 
H.  2.4" (6.1 cm), D. rim  5"(12.5 cm). 
Parallels: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. #296; Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection. ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. #290.
SOLD

 

 

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328   ROMAN GLASS BOWL
          Eastern Mediterranean
         II
- EARLY III CENTURY A. D.
Light  turquoise, transparent glass. Tubular rim, folded down and in; convex sides, curving in to low, tubular base-ring; floor kicked with thickening at center. Two diametrically opposed ornamental handles applied to rim, decorated with vertically tooled ribs. Pale blue, green, and lilac iridescence. Mended from two original pieces.
H.  2.1"(5.3 cm),  D. across handles 5.4"(13.7 cm).
Parallels: C.S.Lightfoot. A Catalogue of Glass Vessels in Afyon Museum. B.A.R., Oxford, cat. 35; Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat.
179.  
$ 800

 

 

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4   ROMAN GLASS BOWL
     Eastern Mediterranean or Syria
     II
CENTURY A. D.
Clear, almost colorless ware. Steep rounded sides; high, ring–shaped base formed by lower part of walls; rounded off lip; pontil scar on bottom. Some iridescence. Intact. 
H. 1.9"(4.8 cm), D. rim  3.8"(9.7 cm).
Parallels Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection. ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. #323;  Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. # 652.   
$ 650

 

 

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351   ROMAN GLASS BOWL
         III CENTURY A. D.
Clear, colorless ware with light blue tint. Rounded wall, vertical at top; wide, slightly hollowed base. Rim reheated and rounded off. Faint wheel cut girdle under rim. Pontil-mark. Symmetrical. Thin film of iridescence. Intact. 
H. 2"(5.1 cm), D. rim  3.5"(8.9 cm).
 
Parallels: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 204.
$ 450

 

 

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5   ROMAN GLASS BOWL
     Eastern Mediterranean
     II CENTURY A. D.
Bubbly, colorless ware. Steep sides; out-curved rim with wide fold on underside; tubular pushed-in foot; floor kicked with thickening at center. Some iridescence and soil-deposit. Mended
from original pieces only.
H.  2.0"(5 cm),  D. rim  4.1"(10.6 cm).
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. #290Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. # 196.  
$ 275 

 

 

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122   ROMAN GLASS BOWL
         III CENTURY A. D.
"Palestinian" bubbly, light green ware. Steep sides. Flaring reworked rim. Tubular pushed-in foot. Base domed at center. Pontil-mark. Some iridescence and soil-deposit. Mended
from original pieces only.
H. 2.7"(6.9 cm), D. rim  4.7"(11.9 cm). 
Parallels: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 296.
$ 385

 

 

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451   ROMAN GLASS BOWL
         II-EARLY III CENTURY A. D.
         RHINELAND

Thick, colorless ware. Rounded body; fairly deep; short bulging rim, sliced off and polished; slightly hollowed base. Wide wheel cut girdles on upper and lower body. Rainbow iridescence and brown crust. Intact, small top fragment missing. 
H.  2.5"(6.4cm),  D. rim 3.9"(9.9 cm).
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 332. Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 173.
$ 450

 

 

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28   ROMAN GLASS BOWL
       II-EARLY III CENTURY A. D.
       RHINELAND

Mould blown; thickness of wall in the middle over 1mm; colorless; rounded body; fairly deep; symmetrical; short bulging rim, sliced off and polished; small bottom; faint wheel cut girdle under rim. Thin film of iridescence. Intact. 
H.  2.5"(6.3cm),  D. rim 2.9"(7.3 cm).
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 332.
SOLD

 

 

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9   ROMAN GLASS BOWL
     Eastern Mediterranean
     III CENTURY A. D.
Thin, colorless ware. Rounded body, fairly deep  with short bulging rim; ground flat on top; slightly hollowed base. Rainbow iridescence. Intact. 
H.  2.25"(5.9cm), D. rim 3.1"(7.9 cm).
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 334.  
$ 500

 

 

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47   GLASS BEAKER
       Eastern Mediterranean
       LATE  I - EARLY II
CENTURY A. D.
Light turquoise; body
slightly widening towards low angular belly, with short bulging rim, ground flat on top; solid disc-like base with thin tooled edge and small hollowing at center, producing a corresponding hump on inside. Broad shallow wheel-incisions below neck. Pale blue, green, and lilac iridescence. Intact. 
H. 3.5” (8.9cm). 
For a related beaker see: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. #174; Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection. ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 298; Axel von Saldern. Ancient glass in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston. Meriden, 1968, cat. 54.
SOLD

 

 

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8   GLASS BEAKER
     LATE III – EARLY IV
CENTURY A. D.
Thin, colorless glass. Cone shaped body with small, thickened, slightly hollowed base. Pontil-mark on bottom. Short outcurve rim, reworked. Dark iridescence on inside. 
Mended, hole in the lower body is restored.
H.  2.75"(7.0 cm).
$ 350

 

 

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352   ROMAN GLASS BEAKER
         LATE II – III
CENTURY A. D.
Clear colorless ware. Broad cylindrical shape with vertical wall and rounded bulging bottom and short bulging rim; tubular pushed-in foot. Rim reheated and rounded off. Pontil-mark on bottom. Irregularity at rim during manufacture. Brown crust and thin iridescence  in places. Intact. 
H.  2.9"(7.4 cm), D. rim  2.7"(6.8 cm).
SOLD

 

 

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6   ROMAN GLASS BEAKER
     LATE II – EARLY III
CENTURY A. D.
Pale green. Broad cylindrical shape with vertical wall and rounded, slightly bulging bottom; short bulging rim; base pushed up at center. Pontil-scar. Pale blue, green, and lilac iridescence. Intact. 
H.  2.1"(5.4 cm), D. rim  2.75"(7 cm).
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 327;  Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 180, 182;  Matheson S. B. Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, cat. 248. 
SOLD

 

 

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45   ROMAN GLASS BEAKER
       LATE II – EARLY III
CENTURY A. D.
Pale green. Broad cylindrical shape  with vertical wall and rounded, slightly bulging bottom; short bulging rim; base pushed up at center. Pontil-scar. Brown crust and iridescence in places.
Mended from original pieces only.
H.  2.75"(7.2 cm). 
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 327;  Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 180, 182;  Matheson S. B. Ancient Glass in the Yale University Art Gallery. Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, cat. 248.    
$275

 

 

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49  GLASS BEAKER
      Eastern Mediterranean
      MIDDLE I -  II
CENTURY A. D.
Light turquoise glass. Tall cylindrical body with short bulging rim, ground flat on top; thick flat bottom, slightly hollowed at center. Pontil mark. Symmetrical. Three bands of several wheel-incisions on body: single line below rim; one line below and above a broader and deeper central band; another band of two lines on lower part of body.  Milky blue, green, and lilac iridescence.
Mended from original pieces only.
H. 3.4"(8.5 cm) , D. rim  2.45"(6 cm).
Similar beakers can be found in several Turkish museums (Bergama, Eskisehir, Izmir museums) as a popular group amongst the types of vessels in Anatolian glassware. 
For a identical beaker, see  C.S.Lightfoot. A Catalogue of Glass Vessels in Afyon Museum. B.A.R., Oxford, cat. # 12. 
$ 300

 

 

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117   ROMAN GLASS BEAKER
         Eastern Mediterranean
         first half of
II CENTURY A. D.

Cylindrical shape and rounded, slightly bulging bottom. Short bulging rim. Base pushed up at center. Pontil-scar. Embossed girdle of applied thread under rim. Clear almost colorless glass with tint of light green. Silver colored iridescence. Intact. 
H. 2.3"(5.8 cm), D. rim 2.8"(7.1 cm). 

Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection.
ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 324.
SOLD

 

 

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118   ROMAN GLASS BEAKER
         end of II – beginning of III
CENTURY A. D. 
Pale green. Cylindrical shape. Broad with vertical wall and rounded, slightly bulging bottom. Short bulging rim. Base pushed up at center. Pontil-scar. Surface iridescence. Intact. 
H. 2.6"(6.6 cm), D. rim  3.4"(8.6 cm). 
Parallels: Kunina N. Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection. ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997, cat. 327;   Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 180, 182. 
SOLD  

 

 

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46   ROMAN GLASS BEAKER
      
Eastern Mediterranean
        end of II – beginning of III
CENTURY A. D.
Colorless glass. Cylindrical shape,  with vertical wall and rounded, slightly bulging bottom, flattened at center; rim reheated and rounded off, tubular pushed-in foot. Pontil-scar.
Broad shallow wheel-incisions below rim. Blue, green and lilac iridescence. Intact. 
H.  2.75"(7.2 cm). 
For a related beaker see: Hayes J. W. Roman and Pre-Roman Glass in the Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto, 1975, cat. 193( same type with sloping walls). 
SOLD

 

 

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526   FRAGMENT OF GLASS SKYPHOS
         I CENTURY A. D.
Applied handle of light aquamarine glass from two-handled cup (skyphos) with wall fragment. Upper thumb rest perpendicular to wall and parallel to lower projection, with angular connection between the two.  Outer portion of thumb rest stamped with male head in right profile.
Blue, green and lilac iridescence.
3.3 x 3.0 x 2.0 cm.

SOLD

 

 

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  Nina Kunina
  Ancient Glass in the Hermitage Collection
  The State Hermitage ARS Publishers, LTD, St. Petersburg, 1997

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  $60

 

 

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