A private collection of Roman glass vessels

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.
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.

A private collection of Roman glass vessels

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