Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 1, 2017



Second part 1st century AD | Eastern Mediterranean, probably Crete or Italy Size↑9.3 cm | ø 8.5 cm | Weight 94 g

Technique: Early free blown glass, handle applied; tooled

Classification: Isings 1957 form 53 (variant) | Morin-Jean 1913 type 47 (variant), type handle α¹

Description: Transparent bluish-green glass. The squat body with sloping wall, a pad-base formed by lower sections of wall. Tall tubular neck with flaring mouth, rim folded inward. On the shoulder of the body a thick hollow ridge encircling the body. Broad angular three-ribbed strap handle applied on the shoulder and attached to the upper part of  the neck, top-end folded up to form a pad against neck. The concave base is formed by a narrowing in the lower part of the body, no pontil mark

Condition: Intact with some incrustation; a crack in the lower part of the body, consolidated by Restaura, Haelen (NL) 2010

Remarks: A narrow neck like this one, in combination with the manner in which the handle is attached to the neck is a characteristic for the early Roman glass jugs, imitating pottery jugs. This specific type of jug, which has a cut-out fold on the shoulder, is not very numerous. In combination with the specific form of the body this example is even rare. It has a bottle neck like the preceding jugs and a cut-out base.   (Isings 1957) The typical cut-out form of the base is also a characteristic for products made during the first century AD.

Provenance: Cardo Center – Old City of Jerusalem, 1995

Reference: Archaeological Museum in Rethimnon at Crete, Vetri antichi del Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Adria, S. Bonomi, no. 318Antike Gläser, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Kassel, M. Boosen no. 53 Collection Castello Viscontea, Locarno Das naturfarbene sogenannte blaugrüne glas in Köln, F. Fremersdorf  Tafel 53 Les Verres Antiques du Musée du Louvre II, V. Arveiller-Dulong & M.D. Nenna nos. 46-49 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Accession Number 74.51.143 from the Cesnola Collection La fragilitat en el temps. El vidre a l’antiquitat, T.C. Rossell no. 81

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