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EARLY ROMAN JUG

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 25, 2012

EARLY ROMAN JUG of  Hans van Rossum

Early Roman Jug

Early Roman Jug

Second part of 1st century AD | Roman Empire, probably north Italy

Seize↑11.8 cm | ø body 8.4 cm | ø mouth 6.5 cm | Weight 85 g

Technique: Free blown, bifurcated handle applied; tooled

Classification: Isings form 56a | For the handle: Fleming 1999 type MS 5254

Description: Light green glass, bulbous body; squat cylindrical neck. Wide mouth, rim
unworked, folded as trefoil lip. Bifurcated handle, applied on shoulder, drawn up
and attached below the rim in a fold and at right angles. The fold resembles a thumb-
rest. Slightly indented base with no rest of pontil.

Condition: Intact, incredible rainbow colored iridescence

Remarks: This jug is the earliest form of a imitation of well known bronze oenochoë, it has a
simple concave base; the bifurcated handle is a characteristic for a production in the
end of the first to first part of the second century. The unworked rim is a
characteristic for a production in Italy. The earliest specimen comes from a pre-
Flavian grave at Este. The same form is known from Pompeii. (Isings 1957)

Provenance: Private Collection USA, 2014

Reference: Vetri antichi del Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Este, A. Toniolo no. 269
Vetri antichi del Museo archeologico al Teatro Romano di Verona e di altre collezioni
veronesi, G. M. Facchini no. 377 & 378
Vetri antichi delle Province di Belluno, Treviso e Vicenza, C. Casagrande-F.Ceselin no. 149
Les Verres antiques du Musée du Louvre, II, V. Arveiller & M-D. Nenna no. 553

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