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ROMAN GLASS SPRINKLER BOTTLE WITH TWO HANDLES

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 5, 2018

SPRINKLER BOTTLE WITH TWO HANDLES of Hans van Rossum

Date: 4th century AD | Found: in the surrounding area of Sebaste (Samaria-Israel) Size: ↑12.5 cm | ø 7.5 cm | Weight 100 g

 

Technique: Body pattern-blown, neck and rim free blown; handles applied

Description: Transparent amber glass, pear-shaped body, cylindrical neck, tooled diaphragm with a hole at the base of the neck. Rim folded inward. Two looped handles of pale green glass, applied to the shoulder, drawn up and attached to edge of rim, snapped off. Body decorated with swirling ribs, curving from upper left to lower right. Indented base. Pontil mark.

Condition: Intact, some slightly incrustation

Provenance: Jerusalem art market, Jerusalem 2005

Exhibited: Thermenmuseum Heerlen(active link) (NL), Romeins Glas, geleend uit particulier bezit, exp. no. 159, 29 April – 28 August 2011

Reference: Eretz Israel Museum(active link) – the Glass Pavilion – Tel Aviv for an identical example in green glass

 

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