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TWIN-HANDLED JAR

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

TWIN-HANDLED JAR of  Hans van Rossum

TWIN-HANDLED ROMAN JAR

TWIN-HANDLED ROMAN JAR

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

Size↑11.5 cm | ø 11.3 cm | Weight 210 g

Technique: Free blown, handles and thread applied

Description: Transparent greenish yellow glass, globular body, everted rim with beginning of a collar, slightly indented base with rest of pontil. Body decorated with a thread of thin glass, spiraling counterclockwise from top of the body with a drop of glass just below rim, to the base with approximately eight revolutions. Two small handles, applied on top of shoulder, drawn up and attached to vertical side of rim.
Condition: Intact

Provenance: Jerusalem art market, Biblical Antiquities – Gil Chaya, Jerusalem 2005

Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), Romeins Glas, geleend uit particulier bezit, no. 236 29 April – 28 August 2011

Reference: Christie’s London, auction 8 April 1998 lot 39, Christie’s New York, auction 13 June 2000 lot 368, without trailing, Les Verres Antiques du Musée du Louvre II, V. Arveiller-Dulong & M.D. Nenna no. 1173, without trailing, Kunst der Antike, Günter Puhze no. 23 – catalogue number 164 without trailing

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