Roman Blue Glass Jug with Trefoil Rim

GBP 795.00

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Object Description

A very fine ancient Roman jug blown from translucent blue glass. The vessel features a cylindrical body, decorated with vertical ribbing, sitting upon a concave base. The shoulders taper into a long neck with wide out-splayed rim that has been folded into a decorative trefoil shape. This design was used for better control over the distribution of liquid that it contained. A single handle has been applied from the rim to the shoulder in the same blue-green coloured glass. Beautiful iridescence covers part of the body.

Date: Circa 4th-5th century AD

Object History

Private collection, United Kingdom, formed 1970s onwards

Object Condition

Fine condition. Beautiful iridescence along with some earthly encrustations to the surface.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:4.5 x H:9 centimeters

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44 (0)208 364 4565
+44 (0)7833231322

Dealer Location

The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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