Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 11, 2012

MINIATURE JUG of  Hans van Rossum



End 3rd century – 4th century AD | Eastern Mediterranean

Size↑5.2 cm | ø 3.0 cm | Weight 18 g

Technique: Free blown, handle, foot and thread applied

Description: Transparent cobalt blue glass, globular body set on a base ring, cylindrical neck, flaring folded rim and angular handle applied on the body, folded and drawn upwards, attached to the edge of the rim, forming a thumb-rest. Glass string twisted around top-part of the cylindrical neck. No pontil mark.

Condition: Intact, perfect condition

Provenance: Jerusalem art market, Sasson Ancient Art Ltd. 2003

Published: Romeins Glas uit particulier bezit, J. van der Groen & H. van Rossum 2011, p. 60

Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), 29 April – 28 August 2011, no. 73

Reference: Schitterend Glas, R. Halbertsma p. 7 for comparable miniature vessels, Archaeological Museum Pula, Croatia for a collection of miniature vessels

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