Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

CARROT SHAPED ROMAN GLASS PITCHER

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on January 15, 2017

CARROT SHAPED PITCHER

The Augustinus Collection of Ancient Glass

carrot-shaped-pitcher

 

1st. half of 4th. century A.D.   H: 13.65 cm    W: Rim: 3.85 / 3.00 cm   D: shoulder 4,05 cm

 Technique: Free blown body; mouth out-splayed and pinched to form trefoil; rounded rim; handle drawn up from shoulder to the rim, small amount of excess glass drawn back and pushed under the rim.

Description: Carrot shaped oinochoé with thin wall; attached handle; made of translucent greenish white glass; some silvery iridescence; light weathering; sandy encrustation,

Condition: Broken and repaired with some small proportion missing.

Remarks: ‘Pitchers of this kind appear to be scarce’, according to M. Stern. ‘The form does not occur among  palestinian finds, therefore probably Syrian.’ This jug however is said to have been found in or near the oppidum of Noviomagus, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

Provenance:  From a private dutch collection.

Parallels: Fondation Custodia Paris, inv. 4101. British Museum: inv. 1911/4.4/8 from Aleppo. RGZ Mainz inv. 0.6676.

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