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Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 5, 2017

CYLINDRICAL BOTTLE of  Hans van Rossum

Roman cylindrical glass bottle

Roman cylindrical glass bottle combed hander

Late 1st century – early 2nd century AD |

Found: in the surrounding area of Sebaste (Samaria-Israel)

Size: ↑10.5 cm | ø 7.0 cm | Weight 76 g

Technique: Free or mold-blown in an open mold, handle applied; tooled

Classification: Isings 1957 form 51a | Fleming 1999 type MS 5128 for the handle

Description: Transparent bright green glass, tooled. Rim folded outward and down, upward, and out
to form a collar, short cylindrical neck, sloping shoulder with smooth transition to
cylindrical body, tapering downward slightly concave base. Broad and ribbed handle
with two thin, sharp ribs between two thick ribs with rounded edges, applied on the
shoulder and attached to the neck, just below the rim at right angles. No pontil mark.

Condition: Intact, spots of iridescence and weathering

Remarks: Because of the cylindrical body it is almost certain that this shape was blown into an open
and conical formed mold.

Provenance:Jerusalem art market, Biblical Antiquities 2006

Published: Romeins Glas uit particulier bezit, J. van der Groen & H. van Rossum 2011, p. 117
De Oude Flesch, no. 124, 2011, p. 15

Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), Romeins Glas, geleend uit particulier bezit, no. 204
29 April – 28 August 2011

Reference: Ancient Glass in the Israel Museum, The Eliahu Dobkin Collecion and Other Gifts, Y. Israeli no. 323, Solid Liquid, Fortuna Fine Arts Ltd. no. 147, Collections de Deux Grands Amateurs, Catalogue Binoche et Giquello, 30 May 2012 lot 134, Ancient Glass in National Museums Scotland, C. S. Lightfoot no. 180

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