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ROMAN GLASS JUGLET WITH TREFOIL LIP AND ZIG-ZAG TRAILING

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 12, 2018

JUGLET of Hans van Rossum

Date: 4th century AD | Eastern Mediterranean

 Size: ↑8.8 cm | ø 6.5 cm | Weight 48 g

Technique: Free blown, handle and trails applied

Description: Translucent pale yellow glass, squat globular body with decoration of turquoise-green glass, a fairly zigzag below belly with two – three straight lines of thread above.  Mouth with trefoil lip, flattened base; dark green glass handle applied on the shoulder, drawn up and attached to rim, folded, drawn up again, attached to edge of rim, forming a decorative projection. Neck-coil of dark green glass, covering the neck three times. No pontil mark.

Condition: Intact, small part of neck-coil is missing. Silvery iridescence.

Provenance: collection C.A. Hessing, Laren (NL) 26 October 1998, acquired in the 1990s, collection number 65

Published: Vormen uit Vuur no. 220 – 2013, p. 19

Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen (NL), Romeins Glas, geleend uit particulier bezit, exp. no. 74 29 April – 28 August 2011

Reference: Gläser der Antike, Sammlung Oppenländer, A. von Saldern no. 671 Christie’s New York, auction 3 June 1999, Ancient Glass formerly in the G. Sangiorgi Collection lot 203 Les Verres Antiques du Musée du Louvre II, V. Arveiller-Dulong & M.D. Nenna no. 1018 (rounded mouth)Fascinating Fragility, a Private Collection of Ancient Glass, N.F. Bijnsdorp no. NFB 122

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