Roman Yellow Glass Jug with Trefoil Rim and Trail Decoration

GBP 1,500.00

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Object Description

An ancient Roman jug blown from translucent yellow glass. The vessel features a rounded cuboid body which sits upon a concave base. The shoulders taper into a long cylindrical neck with a wide out-splayed rim that has been folded into a decorative trefoil shape. This design was used for better control over the distribution of liquids that it contained. The outside of the rim and the neck are decorated with a fine trailing. Green trailing has been applied around the body in a zig-zag pattern with three horizontal bands above. A single yellow handle has been applied from the rim to the shoulder. Iridescence is visible to the surface.

Date: Circa 3rd-4th century AD

Object History

Ex S.M. Collection, formed 1970 – 1999

Object Condition

Repaired with cracks visible across the vessel. Some loss of trailing. Beautiful iridescence to the surface.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:5 x H:11 centimeters

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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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