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Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 20, 2012

LARGE JAR OR URN 0f Joop van der Groen



Roman Empire, western part of the Empire │ mid 1st century – 2nd century AD
Size: ↑ 18,9 cm; Ø max. 18,4 cm; Ø rim 12,9 cm. │ Weight: 567 gram

Technique: Free blown. Tooled.
Classification: Isings (1957) form 67 a.
Description: Transparent bluish-green glass. Spherical body on concave base. No pontil mark. Short cylindrical neck. Rim folded outward, downward, inward and upward, resulting in a round rim.
Condition: Intact with some iridescence.
Remarks: This jars served primary for the storage of dry nutrients in the kitchen but have also been used – secondary as wel as primary – as urn for the remainders of cremation.
Provenance: Before 2013 in a private Austrian collection since the sixties.
Published: Kunst der Antike (Gorny & Mosch, München), Auction 218, 18-12-2013.
Reference: Verres Antiques et de l’Islam – Ancienne collection de monsieur D. (Drouot, 1985), nos. 458 and 459; Verreries antiques du Musée de Picardie (G. Dilly & N. Mahéo, 1997), nos. 1 up to and including 4; Roman Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass Vol. I (D. Whitehouse,1997), no. 307; Vetri Antichi del Museo Archeologico di Udine (M. Buora, 2004), nr. 492; Les Verres antiques du Musée du Louvre (V. Arveiller-Dulong & M-D. Nenna, 2005), nos. 447 up to and including 453: Les Verres antiques d’Arles – La collection du Musée départemental Arles antique (D. Foy, 2010), nos. 409 up to and including 416).

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