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ROMAN SQUARE JAR WITH FLARING RIM AND FOUR INDENTED SIDES

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 18, 2017

SQUARE JAR WITH FLARING RIM AND FOUR INDENTED SIDES

The Augustinus Collection of Ancient Glass

Isings form: 62.  Second half of the third century A.D.

H: 7cm.  W: 6cm.  Rim: 6cm.  Diameter dents: 3.2-3.5 cm

  Technique: Free blown bottle with four unevenly flattened sides indented with a tool; rim splayed out to the diameter of the body, turned down and tooled horizontally; rim rounded.

Description: Jar of translucent glass with blue silvery iridescence and black encrustation; spherical body with four asymmetric sidewalls in which four roughly-shaped round dents; concave base; no foot-ring; no pontil mark.

Condition: Intact and complete, no cracks. Heavy black and silver iridescence.

Remarks: From the Rhineland. According to Stuart Flemming this kind of vessel is quite identical to one found in a physicians grave in Cologne, Germany. (Kuezl, 1983, Germ. Inf.7), According to C. Isings the flaring rim is a variation of the square jar in general, with differences in thickness of the glass with lots of finds from Pompeii in variation.

Provenance: From a private dutch collection.

Reference: Morin Jean, 1913 p. 145. Isings, 1957, form 62, p.81. Fremersdorf 1957, Die Farblosen Glaeser: p. 53, no:128. Auth, 1976, p. 137, no:172 and p. 221 no’s: 465 and 466 Kunina 1997, p. 314/317, no: 311 Fleming 1999, p. 111, no: E.112.

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