4 June 2008
THE PROPERTY OF A CONNECTICUT PRIVATE COLLECTOR
A ROMAN GLASS JUG
CIRCA 4TH CENTURY A.D.
Pale yellow in color, the piriform body mold blown, then further inflated and twisted, producing spiral ribs, with a long cylindrical neck and splayed mouth, a thick dark green applied notched ring around the neck, the dark green applied ring base with pinched toes, the dark green strap handle dropped on to the body, pulled up and joined to the underside of the rim
7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm.) high
Anonymous sale; Harmer Rooke and Co., New York, 19 December 1999, lot 181.
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For a similar example in the Ernesto Wolf collection see no. 95, p. 205 in Stern, Roman, Byzantine, and Early Medieval Glass, 10 BCE-700 CE.
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