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Glass spouted jug

Period:
Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown, tooled, and trailed
Dimensions:
H.: 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.191
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Translucent deep blue green; handle and trail in same color.
Oval, outsplayed rim with vertical, rounded and thickened lip; upward-projecting spout at front and indents in sides below; neck expands downwards; globular body; flat bottom; strap handle applied to top of body over trail decoration, drawn up and outwards in a curve, then turned in and pressed onto back of rim with small, flattened, projecting thumb rest.
Single trail applied to top of body and wound down in a spiral of 9½ turns, ending around bottom.
Intact; very many bubbles and blowing striations; slight dulling and patches of brownish weathering and iridescence.

With thread running from neck to foot.
Until 1881, collection of Jules Charvet, Le Pecq, Île-de-France; 1881, purchased from J. Charvet by Henry G. Marquand; acquired in 1881, gift of Henry G. Marquand.
Froehner, Wilhelm. 1879. La verrerie antique: déscription de la Collection Charvet. p. 36, 72, Le Pecq: Jules Charvet.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1881. Twelfth Annual Report of the Trustees of the Association for eight months ending December 31, 1881. pp. 215-6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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