LATE ROMAN GLASS JUG WITH A CIRCULAR SPOUT

£2,760.00

Measurements: 16 cm - height

 

Description: An elegant Ancient Roman blown glass jug of a beautiful light blue colour. The vessel is supported by a concave base and features a globular, intended body, a long cylindrical neck and a finely modelled flaring rim. A fine trail decoration is applied at the end of the vessel’s neck. One applied handle rises vertically, extending from the rim to the body.

 

Roman glass objects have been recovered across the Roman Empire in domestic, industrial and funerary contexts. Ancient Roman glassware includes some of the finest pieces of art ever produced in antiquity and the very best were valued higher than wares made with precious metals. The Romans loved glass for its practical as well as decorative uses. A large part of ancient glassworks was designed for tableware use, in particular for carrying and serving water and wine at banquets. Jugs, one of the most frequently used containers, existed in various dimensions and shapes.

 

Period: Late Roman, 4th-5th Century AD

 

Condition: Extremely fine with signs of aging and earthly encrustations on the surface. Part of the applied trail decoration missing. Beautiful mother of pearl like iridescence on the surface.

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