Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

ROMAN GLASS PITCHER WITH TREFOIL MOUTH

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 21, 2018

(78R) The Allaire Collection

Date: 3rd C. AD From: Eastern Mediterranean Height: 13 cm Condition: Intact. Some very light iridescence

 

Description: Pale aquamarine pitcher has a piriform shape widening out to the bottom.  The concave base shows a pontil mark.  The applied handle reaches from the shoulder up to the mouth ending with a single overlap.  The faint dot decoration was formed by first mold blowing then removed and further inflated.

 

References: Christie’s July 11, 1984, Lot #9, Fascinating Fragility, Nico F. Bijnsdorf, 2010, P225, Ancient Glass in Yale University Art Gallery, Susan B. Matheson, 1980, #281

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