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Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 21, 2012

DISK-FOOTED JUG of  Hans van Rossum



4th century AD | Eastern Mediterranean

Size↑17.0 cm | ø 6.0 cm (foot) | Weight 134 g

Technique: Free blown, handle, foot and coil applied

Description: Clear yellow glass, conical body, sloping shoulder, cylindrical neck. Mouth with trefoil lip, covered with dark green glass coil. Massive angular handle of dark green glass coil, applied on the shoulder, attached to edge of rim, folded in a thumb-rest. Disk-footed base, rest of pontil.

Condition: Intact and clear, perfect condition

Provenance: Collection C.A. Hessing, Laren (NL) 1998, formed in the 1990s, collection number 15
London art market, Sheppard & Cooper Ltd. 1994

Published: Romeins Glas uit particulier bezit, J. van der Groen & H. van Rossum 2011, p. 58

Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), Romeins Glas, geleend uit particulier bezit, no. 76
29 April – 28 August 2011, Museum Simon van Gijn Dordrecht (NL), February 2004

Reference: Glas der Antike, Kestner Museum Hannover, U. Liepmann no. 126, RMO Museum Leiden inv. no. J1914/11.2, Sotheby’s New York, auction 13 June 1996 lot 158 (almost an identical form and foot), Gläser der Antike, Sammlung Oppenländer, A. von Salden no. 683, Vetri a Roma, M. Cima & M.A. Tomei no. 154

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