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.