Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

ROMAN GLASS JUG

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on February 27, 2018

FOOTED ROMAN JUG WITH THUMB REST

 

H: 15 cm,  Date: Late Roman 4th to 5th Century

Remarks: This distinctive jug (56R) has a spherical body which rests on a thick base. A tall tubular neck extends upwards from the body and terminates into a splayed lip. Below the lip is a thick glass trail. A wide handle is pulled up from the shoulder where it is tooled into an elaborate triangular finial.

Reference: Shining Vessels #127, LACMA # 127, Hermitage # 188 and 196, Corning Vol. 2 # 714

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