A beautiful aubergine wide-mouthed flask, Roman, 1st Century AD, the body round with concave base and short neck. Intact with patches of silvery iridescence which contrasts greatly with the purple glass. Red museum numbers on base. A handsome piece! H: 3 1/2" (8.9 cm). Ex Boston Museum of Fine Arts, deaccession.
A light green glass flared-mouth flask, Roman, 3rd – 4th Century AD. An elegant form with a bulbous body with lightly concave base and a tubular neck widening into a broad lip with ground rim. Repair at neck and patches of silvery iridescence, both inside and out. Museum numbers in red ink inside rim. H: 5 3/4” (14.6 cm). Cf. Kassel, p. 71, no. 142; Ex Boston Museum of Fine Arts, deaccession.
A pair of Roman glass two-compartment cosmetic containers, Eastern Mediterranean, 4th Century AD. The first with folded in rims and two small applied handles, the body decorated with threading. Dark encrustation with nice patches of brilliant iridescence over the green glass. Intact. H: 4 5/8” (11.8 cm). The second of pale blue glass and missing handles and parts of the rim. H: 4 3/4” (12.2 cm). Both ex 19th Century French collection.
A free-blown transparent yellow glass ovoid bottle, c.1st Century AD, with white spiral thread. H: 4 3/4” (12 cm). Intact with dark encrustation. Cf. Yale, p. 28, no. 74 for type; Ex 19th century French collection, found in France in the 1880’s.
A lot of three Roman glass fused mosaic glass gaming counters, Egypt, c. 2nd - 4th Century AD. Each piece is a hemispherical dome and in yellow-green or blue-green with 'eyes' throughout. Diam: 13 - 15mm, one with minor chipping on base. Ex Royal Athena Galleries, New York.
A lot of 2 pale green glass vessels, c.3rd - 4th Century AD. Both are bottles with near cylindrical bodies and each missing neck and mouth. Nice iridescence and each with an antique collection label with French find spot. H: 4 3/4" (12.2 cm) & 3 1/8" (8 cm). Both ex old English collection, acquired in the 1940's.
A large translucent blue-green glass bowl, Roman, c.4th - 5th Century AD, of shallow form with everted convex rim with ground edge. Repaired from two large sherds, otherwise an attractive piece with nice iridescence. Two antique collection labels on base, one labeled "Rheims". Diameter: 7 3/8" (19.8 cm); H: 2 1/4" (5.6 cm). Cf. Constable-Maxwell Collection, p. 167, 298; Ex old English collection, acquired in the 1940's.
A pale green glass cup, Roman, c.1st - 2nd Century AD, free-blown, with flattened base, straight, tapering sides and a lightly flared rim with ground edges. Intact with nice iridescence. H: 2 5/8" (6.7 cm). Cf. Moore collection, no. 651; Ex old English collection, acquired in the 1940's.