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Glass jug with spout

Period:
Mid Imperial
Date:
2nd–3rd century A.D.
Culture:
Roman
Medium:
Glass; blown and tooled
Dimensions:
H.: 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm)
Classification:
Glass
Credit Line:
Gift of Henry G. Marquand, 1881
Accession Number:
81.10.255
Not on view
Translucent blue green; handle and spout in same color.
Rim folded out, down, over, and in, and flattened on top surface around mouth; cylindrical neck, expanding slightly downwards; short, horizontal shoulder; globular body; low, solid splayed base ring, with tooling marks around sides; slightly convex bottom; thin strap handle, applied to upper body, drawn up and outwards, then turned in horizontally, with flattened fold projecting up and back above rim, and pressed onto edge of rim, with a smaller trail dropping onto top of neck; tubular spout dropped onto body as a blob, piercing side, then drawn out and knocked off.
Intact; pinprick bubbles and blowing striations, with many black impurities in handle; faint dulling, weathering, and iridescence on exterior, patches of yellow limy weathering and iridescence on interior.
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.
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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