Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection

ROMAN GLASS PITCHERS WITH CHAIN HANDLE

Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 1, 2019

                                      From the book, Romische Glaskunst und Wandmalerei

This type of Roman tall pitcher or jug is biconical with an outsplayed rim and rounded neck which expands to merge with body. The base consists of a thick trail coiled around the bottom of the wall and pushed in at the center.  The main characteristic of this jug is the chain handle. The handle is formed from two parallel bands or trails applied to the upper wall, drawn up, and pinched together four or five times to form vertical rows of loop-like elements; trails are then bent over and drawn up, over, down, and up again to form elaborate attachment to rim. The date range for chain handle pitchers is 3rd to early 4th century.

 

Variations on chain handle jug

Drawing of a grave site in France showing three chain handle pitchers

From the book, Romische Glaskunst und Wandmalerei

The Metropolitan Art Museum chain handle jug, looks like one in drawing.

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