A private collection of Roman glass vessels
A private collection of Roman glass vessels

A private collection of Roman glass vessels

100 to 400 Italy

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A private collection of Roman glass vessels
1st to 4th CENTURIES AD

Provenance: Ex Private Collection, New York

A. Left to Right
1. 8cm. 2. 13cm. 3. 5cm x 10.5cm. 4. 15.5cm. 5. 8cm x 8cm.
B. Left to Right
1. 13cm. 2. 12cm. 3. 16.5cm. 4. 10.5cm. 5. 15cm.
C. Left to Right
1. 7.6cm. 2. 5.5cm. 3. 8.5cm. 4. 7cm. 5. 8cm. 6. 7cm.

Provenance: Ex Private Collection, New York



Glass has been known to man for at least 3500 years. First made in


Egypt, and then in Syria, glass vessels produced in a variety of ways


were extremely popular throughout the Roman world. Syria was an


important production centre making high quality decorative glass and


exporting it to the rest of the Roman Empire. By the 1st Century BC


glass blowing, which was the quickest and most economical method of


production, was perfected and gradually came to supersede the old


method of casting.



During the 1st Century AD glass came into daily use with a large


variety of different wares being made. Many of the vessels in this


collection would have been used in a Roman citizen's daily life as


containers for oils, scents, foodstuffs and perfumed waters.
























Dimensions
Height 13.00 cm (5.12 inches)
Medium
Glass
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