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Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 3, 2017

ROMAN STORAGE JUG with BROAD CELERY HANDLE of Elisabeth & Theo Zandbergen

Origin: Eastern Mediterranean (Syria?) 2nd – 3rd century AD.

Dimensions: Size↑25,5 cm.; ø 10,7 cm.; ø spout 8,6 cm.; width of handle 5,5 cm.; cylindrical part 16,6 cm.; weight 698 gr.

Description: A large green cylindrical free blown Roman storage jug or jar with a short and quite broad so called celery handle. The handle has been first attached to the flat shoulder of the cylindrical corpus and from there pulled to the outsplayed outlet where it is attached to the underside of the outlet and to the neck. The quite pronounced ribs in the handle are quite evenly formed. The neck is somewhat double concave. The spout has been splayed outward and has been strengthened on the underside with an extra thread of glass. The bottom is slightly concave. No noticeable pontil mark.

– Isings, Roman glass from dated finds, pag. 156, Isings model 126
– Roman glass in the Corning Museum of glass, pag. 187 pict. 329
– Roman and Pre-Roman glass in the Ontario Museum, pag. 102 nr.363, pag.210
– Auth, Ancient glass in the Newark Museum nr. 132
– Hans van Rossum, Romeinse glasvormen en hun nachleben, pag. 58, pict. 64
– La Baume, Salomonson, Römische Kleinkunst, Sammlung Karl Löffler, nr. 99
– Kataloge des Kunstmuseums Düsseldorf – Glassammlung Hentrich, Antike und Islam Düsseldorf 1974, nr. 259
– Matheson, Ancient glass in the Yale University Art Gallery, 1980, nr. 96

– Mr. Plassmann, Beirut 1963 and 1965.
– Mrs. Sunder-Plassmann till 2007,
– With Galerie Puhze,

Exhibited: Roman Glass from private collections, Thermenmuseum Heerlen 201

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