Roman Glass Juglet
CULTURE / REGION OF ORIGIN: Roman Empire.
DATE: 4th Century AD
DIMENSIONS: 6.5 cm (2.5 in.) total height
A Roman juglet of transparent pale blue-green glass, with a globular body, short tubular neck, splayed rim thickened at the
edge, and a thick splayed foot that is very slightly concave beneath, with a pontil mark just visible beneath a thick layer
of iridescence. A handle in deep blue translucent glass rises from the shoulder to connect at the underside of the rim. The
handle shows evidence of being twisted clockwise while being applied, creating a decorative spiral. There are patches of gold,
silver and blue-green iridescence on the body and neck. The circular base has been neatly reattached. There are a few very
tiny chips to the rim and one to the base of the handle, barely visible.
PROVENANCE: Formerly in a Welsh private
collection formed between the 1970s and 2008.
PUBLISHED: Bonhams, London, ANTIQUITIES, 29 April, 2009, Lot #302.