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ROMAN GLASS FLASK ON FOLDED STEMMED FOOT

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 15, 2012

FLASK ON FOLDED STEMMED FOOT of  Hans van Rossum

Roman glass flask

Roman glass flask

4th – 5th century AD | Israel, found in the hills of Beit Shemesh

Size↑18.7 cm | ø 5.8 cm | Weight 60 g

Technique: Free blown, thread applied; tooled

Description: Translucent green glass, elegant pear-shaped body, tapering into a long cylindrical neck flaring slightly at the mouth. Funnel shaped mouth with rounded rim, folded outward. Short folded stemmed foot with solid ball knob and small rest of pontil mark. A fine spiral thread wound around the top-part of the neck.

Condition: Intact, spectacular rainbow iridescence

Remarks: To form the neck the glass blower probably used a ribbed hand-held tool of which the traces are still visible.

Provenance: Jerusalem art market, Biblical Antiquities, Jerusalem 2004

Reference: Sotheby’s New York, auction 12 June 2001 lot 156 for an identical example
Verres Antiques et de l’Islam, Ancienne Collection de Monsieur D(emeulenaere) no. 441 (body decorated) , Ancient Glass, Charles Ede Ltd. July 2003 no. 49

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  1. Allaire Collection of Glass said, on March 21, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Dag Hans,

    In vergelijking met je boek heb je een andere grote foto. Op deze foto komt
    het flesje nog mooier tot zijn recht, met name het bovendeel van de hals. En
    dan ook nog een extra foto van de hals, waardoor je beter ziet wat je bij de
    opmerkingen schrijft. Weer een heel mooie toevoeging aan de Ancient Glass
    Blog.

    Groet,

    Joop.


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