ROMAN GLASS JUG WITH TRAILED DECORATION, CIRCA 2ND CENTURY A.D.

$3,400.00

Culture: Eastern Mediterranean
Date: Circa 2nd Century A.D..
Medium: Glass
Condition: Intact, with small repair. Weathering and iridescence
Provenance: Ex- Early private European collection formed in the 1960s-1970s; Private New Jersey collection.
Dimensions: H. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm.)
Ref No. RO1199

Description

Pale green glass. An elegantly made vessel, this jug has a spherical body supported on a pushed-in padded base. On top of the body extends into a tall neck with splayed lip and in-folded rim.

Fine horizontal trailing was applied over the body and lower section of the neck. A fine ribbon-like strap handle was attached to the shoulder and pulled up toward the lip where it was tooled into a folded finial which serves as a thumb rest.

Cf: Verres Antiques et de L’Islam, Ancienne Collection de Monsieur D., June 1985, lot 478, p. 190; Ancient Glass at the Newark Museum, Susan Auth, Newark 1976, no. 50.1565, p. 91; Roman and Pre-Roman Glass at the Royal Ontario Museum, J.W. Hayes1975, no. 175.