Glass jug in the shape of a bunch of grapes


On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

Translucent cobalt blue with same color handle.
Thick rim folded out, over, and in, with beveled inner lip; flaring mouth; tall cylindrical neck; piriform body; round bottom; handle with three ribs, attached with open claws to top of body, drawn up, turned in onto top of neck and trailed off along underside of rim with projecting end. Body blown into a two-part mold, with seam running from base of neck down sides and around bottom.
On body, a pattern of stylized grapes comprising nine irregular interlocking rows of hemispherical knobs.
Broken and repaired, with part of rim and mouth missing (with weathered edges) and cracks around body and handle; some bubbles and a few black impurities; patches of dulling, iridescence, and thick limy weathering.

Jug in the form of grapes, blue.

Glass jug in the shape of a bunch of grapes, Glass, Roman

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