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

TREFOIL-LIPPED of  Hans van Rossum





4th century AD | Found near Jenin (Samaria-Israel)

Size↑15.0 cm | ø 9.4 cm | Weight 182 g

Technique: Free blown, handle and coils applied; tooled

Description: Translucent moss green glass, squat piriform body, cylindrical neck, mouth with trefoil folded lip. Base indented with rest of pontil. Ribbed handle, applied on shoulder, drawn up and down, terminating in fold to underside rim. Body with twelve ribs, pinched lengthwise, ribs differ in terms of their direction, sharpness and distance between them. Trail wound below rim and at bottom of neck.
Condition: Intact, some weathering

Provenance: Jerusalem art market, Biblical Antiquities, Gil Chaya, Jerusalem 2004

Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), Romeins Glas, geleend uit particulier bezit, no. 109, 29 April – 28 August 2011

Reference: Sotheby’s New York, auction 13 June 1996 lot 160, Bonhams London, auction 21 October 1999 lot 74, The Barakat Gallery, a Catalogue of the Collection, no. GF 107, p. 113 (also said to be found in Samaria – Israel), Les Verres Antiques du Musée du Louvre II, V. Arveiller-Dulong & M.D. Nenna no. 1004, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Collection of Mediterranean Antiquities, B. Caron & P. Zoïtopoúlou no. 116, Musées d´Art et d´Histoire, Ville de Geneve, inv. no. 018596

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