Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on October 3, 2012

RIBBED JAR of  Hans van Rossum



4th – 5th century AD | Found in the surrounding area of Sebaste (Samaria-Israel)

Size↑7.8 cm | ø 7.3 cm | Weight 54 g

Technique: Free blown, tooled

Description: Transparent amber brown glass, globular body with nine vertical ribs. The ribs were pincered before the neck was tooled, as is visible. The irregularly spaced ribs of varying length. Wide mouth, rim folded inward. Indented base, no pontil.

Condition: Intact, almost clear. On interior a small area of golden iridescence.
Provenance Jerusalem art market, Biblical Antiquities – Gil Chaya, Jerusalem 2004

Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), Romeins Glas, geleend uit particulier bezit, no. 240, 29 April – 28 August 2011

Reference: Verres Antiques et de l’Islam, Ancienne Collection de Monsieur D(emeulenaere )no. 339, Christie’s London, auction 25 April 2001, lot 471 (manganese)
Ancient Glass from the Holyland, p. 20. Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco (USA)
Bonhams London, auction 26 April 2001 lot 238, Christie’s London, auction 20 October 1999 lot 110

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