Ancient Glass Blog of The Allaire Collection


Posted in Uncategorized by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 14, 2021

ROMAN GLASS JUG of  Hans van Rossum

Probably mid-3rd century – early 4th century AD. | Eastern Mediterranean

Size↑13.6 cm | ø 10.0 cm | max. opening mouth 7.5 cm | Weight 174 g

Technique: Free blown, handle and thread applied

Description:Transparent yellow glass with similar colored handle and thread. Squat bulbous body; flaring wide trefoil mouth; rim rounded in flame, short cylindrical neck, handle applied on shoulder, drawn up and attached to back of rim, drawn up to edge of rim, excess glass snapped off in a fold.            Started at base of neck just to center of base a thin thread, wound counterclock-wise with approximately 14 revolutions. Slightly indented base with pontil scar.

Condition: Intact, in a perfect condition with incredible iridescence

Provenance: ex private collection USA 1986 – 2017

Reference: Fire and Sand, Ancient Glass in the Princeton University Art Museum, A.  Antonaras nos. 253 – 257 Roman, Byzantine, Early Medieval Glass, E. M. Stern nos. 90 & 91 Alfred Wolkenberg, Ancient Glass, Christie’s London 9 July 1991 lot 63

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