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MINIATURE TREFOIL-LIPPED JUG

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 1, 2016

ROMAN MINIATURE TREFOIL-LIPPED JUG of  Hans van Rossum

ROMAN MINIATURE TREFOIL-LIPPED JUG

4th century AD | Eastern Mediterranean Size↑6.0 cm | ø 2.8 cm | Weight 14 g

 

Technique: Mold-blown, neck and rim free blown; handle applied

Description: Transparent brownish yellow glass for the body, neck and mouth, pale green to colorless glass for the handle. Body mold-blown and decorated with vertical ribbing. Cylindrical neck and trefoil mouth. Handle applied on top of the shoulder, drawn up to form a thumb-rest, after that attached  at  the  back  of  the  trefoil  mouth. Slightly indented base. No pontil mark.

Condition: Intact, colorful iridescence

Provenance:Collection C .A. Hessing, Laren (NL) 1997, formed in the 1990s, collection number 44 London art market, Sheppard & Cooper Ltd. 1994 no. 85

Exhibited:  Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), Romeins Glas, geleend uit particulier bezit, no. 100 29 April – 28 Augustus 2011

Reference: A Collection of Ancient Glass 500 BC – 500 AD., P.L.W. Arts no. 80 The Constable-Maxwell Collection of Ancient Glass no. 16 Fascinating Fragility, a Private Collection of Ancient Glass, N. F. Bijnsdorp no. NFB 129

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